Chavela (2017, 75 min)

Produced and Directed by Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi. Through its lyrical structure, Chavela takes viewers on an evocative, thought-provoking journey through the iconoclastic life of game-changing artist Chavela Vargas.

Centered around never before-seen interview footage of Chavela shot 20 years before her death in 2012, and guided by the stories in Chavela’s songs, and the myths and tales others have told about her – as well as those she spread about herself – the film weaves an arresting portrait of a woman who dared to dress, speak, sing, and dream her unique life into being.

Winner of the Golden Athena Award at Athens International Film Festival, Best Documentary Jury Award at OUTShine, Best Documentary at OutFest and Way Out WEst Film Fest, The Bobik Award at Side by Side LGBT Film Festival Russia, and Audience Award Winner at Frameline 41, OutFest, InsideOut Toronto, FIRE! Barcelona, OUTShine, and more.

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