CineLatino: Chavela

Directed by Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi (Mexico, Spain, U.S., 2017)

Part of the Fall 2017 CineLatino Series 

September 27, 2017

CHAVELA - Official Trailer


Through its lyrical structure, Chavela takes viewers on an evocative, thought-provoking journey through the iconoclastic life of game-changing artist Chavela Vargas. The film is centered around never before-seen interview footage of Chavela shot 20 years before her death in 2012. Guided by the stories in Chavela’s songs, as well as the myths and tales others have told about her – and 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. 90 minutes, Spanish with English subtitles.

"Unmissable...probably Donald Trump's ultimate nightmare – a Mexican lesbian diva who can wring your very soul."
- The Guardian