CHAVELA Premieres in Cuba!

Drum roll please! We have a very special announcement...

Chavela is an official selection of the 39th Festival Internacional Del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano! 


  • Monday December 11 @ 10:30PM, Yara (Calle 23 ,Esq. L, Vedado, La Habana. – 7 832 9430)
  • Tuesday December 12 @ 12:30 PM, Yara (Calle 23 ,Esq. L, Vedado, La Habana. – 7 832 9430)
  • Thursday December 14 @ 3:00PM, Pabellón Cuba (Calle 23 y N, Vedado, La Habana. – 7 835 3768)
  • Sunday December 17 @ 2:30PM, Glauber Rocha (Calle 212 esquina a 31, Reparto La Coronela, La Lisa)

Click HERE for more info!  We hope to see you there. 

POST SCREENING UPDATE: Chavela was beloved in Cuba! Check out the beauty and the magic of the festival and Q&A by Catherine Gund below and read an article about it HERE!

- The Aubin Pictures Team 

Chavela Comes Out On DVD

SO many of you have asked us about getting Chavela on DVD and we're proud to announce it's almost HERE! Pre-order through the Aubin Pictures shop and receive a printable holiday note to inform your loved one Chavela is on her way.

Now you can sing along with Chavela, replay all your favorite scenes, and enjoy some exclusive content that didn't make it to the final cut! 

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We can't wait for all of you to receive your Chavela DVD and keep finding ways to celebrate her! 

- The Aubin Pictures 

Chavela in Costa Rica

It happened! Chavela screened in Costa Rica (where Chavela was born) at the Costa Rica Festival de Cine. Two December screenings to be exact!

What a wonderful experience, to be a part of a line-up that celebrated such a wide variety of films. Beautiful imagery, unique storytelling, and work that was created by great filmmakers. To those who came out for Chavela, definitely stick around for the other films you might like because it's so worth it!

Their mission: "The CRFIC is a still young and evolving festival, but eager to grow and consolidate an inclusive and humanist imprint, respectful of any artistic or individual expression, and that recognizes in the cinematographic art an expeditious way for spiritual nourishment and entertainment. The invitation is to live, dream and experience the CRFIC, a festival in which all the cinematographic modalities and narrative strategies coexist, because what most excites us are the stories that the films tell." For more info click HERE

And here's the trailer! 

- The Aubin Pictures Team 

Masterclass with Catherine Gund at Fringe Fest in London

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In partnership with Open City Docs, the Fringe Festival in London presented a masterclass last month with our very own Emmy-nominated director, producer, writer, and activist Catherine Gund, whose work is showcased in this year's festival: Chavela, Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs Gravity and a series of shorts from her activist film archives. Cat talked about her work documenting the lives of LGBTIQ+ people and bringing queer stories to the screen. She also screened excerpts from her work:  Keep Your Laws Off My Body, B.U.C.K.LE., Cuz It's Boy, LUST Plenary, & DIVA TV

A large part of being involved in social work includes being a conversation-starter so participating in an event that holds a space for and celebrates that is truly special. We thank you Fringe Fest and thank you, London! 

- The Aubin Pictures Team 

DFC NYC Premiere

We're SO excited to announce that our feature documentary film, Dispatches From Cleveland, had its NYC premiere at Maysles Documentary Center in Harlem on Monday, November 6 2017! The theater was PACKED and was followed by an amazing conversation about social justice, police brutality, and what it means to be outspoken about these issues in the current political climate. 

Panelists included: 

Learn more about the film HERE, check out some photos below, and thank you so much to everyone who showed up and made this event such a wonderful success! Let's keep the conversation going. 

- The Aubin Pictures Team 

Chavela Prints Available Now!

To our film-photograph-junkies, black and white portrait-aficionados, and flat-out Chavela fans - this one’s for you!

Around 2005, Guadalajara-based visual artist Maj Lindström took these breathtaking photos of the badass woman herself and now you can order from these three 20x30cm numbered limited edition Chavela prints! Just in time for the holiday season you say? You bet!


They come carefully wrapped and quickly delivered to your doorstep (or the doorstep of whoever you address it to, if you’re feeling extra generous under the holiday spirit).

Indeed, rare photographs like these often go for over $850, but talented photographer Maj Lindström is offering each print for for $115 for a limited time (and all proceeds go directly to the artist).

Get started HERE!

- The Aubin Pictures Team

Chavela in NYC At Last


After a long journey with audiences in many corners domestically and internationally, we’re excited to finally announce that Chavela has its NYC theatrical release at Film Forum TODAY! Don’t miss your chance to witness her greatness and humanness and musical-ness on the big screen.

If you can’t make it to the premiere, no worries! It will have a two-week run so make sure you secure your tickets ASAP! Click HERE for more information.

See you there!

- The Aubin Pictures Team

Chavela Team Reunites @ Monclair

Filmmaking is a collaborative art! So you can imagine how special it was for members of the Chavela team to reunite at our Montclair Film Festival screening on April 29, 2017.

We had a wonderful crowd, excellent Q&A, and an epic picnic in the sun afterwards. So much love and laughter in beautiful Montclair! So we’d like to extend a huge thank you to our NJ audience for showing up to support Chavela. We had a great time and your lively reactions in the theater along with your moving comments afterwards meant the world to the Chavela team.

Those in attendance included: 

  • Co-directors: Daresha Kyi & Catherine Gund
  • Associate Producers: Laura Tatham & Laura Pilloni
  • Editor: Carla Gutiérrez
  • Assistant Editor: Hajer Salem
  • Second Assistant Editor: Katherine Fana
  • Archival Producer: Adrián Gutiérrez
  • Assistant to the Producer: Ri Lindegren
  • Production Assistant: Paola Ossa

Check out the photos below!

- The Aubin Pictures Team