Directed by Catherine Gund & Daresha Kyi
90 min | 2017 | USA/Mexico/Spain | Not Rated
Presented in English and Spanish with English subtitles.
Through its lyrical structure, Chavela will take viewers on an evocative, thought-provoking journey through the iconoclastic life of game-changing artist Chavela Vargas. Known as a raucous, entertaining raconteur, Chavela chose the stories she liked best, breathed life into them and made them manifest. In her amazing journey from a 14-year-old rejected runaway from Costa Rica to world renowned, Grammy winning Mexican icon, this dream weaver took bits and pieces of who she was and who she wanted to be and wove them into reality. Although she didn’t officially “come out” until she was 81 years old, Chavela carefully crafted a public persona as a powerful, rebellious, free spirited outsider, a sexy sexual outlaw who blazed her own unique trail until she left the physical plane at the tender age of 93.
Official Selection: 2017 Berlin International Film Festival, 2017 Damn These Heels LGBTQ Film Festival
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