Please join us for a screening of the documentary, Chavela, followed by a discussion and talkback with producer and director, Catherine Gund.
About the Film
(2017, 93 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.
For more information: http://www.chavelavargasfilm.com/
Co-sponsored with the Advanced Research Collaborative (ARC), the Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Cultures (CLACLS), the Center for LGBTQ Studies (CLAGS), The Feminist Press, the PhD Program in Latin American, Iberian, and Latino Cultures, and Women Writing Women’s Lives.