Film Forum Presents: Chavela (2017)

Film Forum Presents: Chavela

October 30, 6:00 PM

FREE for UI Students with a VALID student I.D.! $6.50 for the general public!

Come to FilmScene on Tuesday, October 30th, to see Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi's documentary on Chavela Vargas! Come bring a friend, see an incredible documentary, and participate in some thought-provoking conversation afterward with our panelists! (Panelists T.B.D.)

The life of Mexican singer Chavela Vargas, who gained worldwide fame for her beauty and charm and her interpretation of traditional ranchera.

"Throughout Chavela, onscreen translations of lyrics accompany concert clips. A literal understanding of the songs is hardly necessary, though. The emotion in the performance says everything we need to know." - Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times

"This tuneful portrait of Chavela Vargas, "born singing" in 1919 Costa Rica, admiringly explores her impact on the world of Mexican music as an out lesbian ... a charismatic figure and a great artist." - Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times

  • Director: Catherine Gund & Daresha Kyi
  • Runtime: 93 (1 Hr. 33) min.
  • Rating: NR


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