Keep an eye on Chavela

Chavela is a documentary film created by Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi. Through its lyrical structure, Chavela will take viewers on an evocative, thought-provoking journey inside the iconoclastic life of game-changing artist Chavela Vargas. Centered around a never before-seen interview footage of Chavela shot in 1991, 20 years before her death in 2012, and guided by the stories printed in Chavela’s songs, the many 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. You can read the reviews of Hollywood Reporter and Variety to find out more about this work. Chavela premiered at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival that is held in the capital until February 18th, 2017.

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