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 filmed 20 years before her death in 2012 and guided by the stories in Chavela’s songs, the film weaves an arresting portrait of a woman who dared to dress, speak, sing, and dream her unique life into being. Directors Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi explore the myths and tales others have told about Chavela, as well as those she spread about herself, to create a provocative portrait of an unforgettable woman.
In English and Spanish with English Subtitles
In Person: Directors Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi, Associate Producers Laura Pilloni and Laura Tatham