OPENS OCTOBER 6
(NR) - 1 hr. 30 min.
VARSITY WORLD FILM WEEK ONLY - English/Spanish (subtitles)
Through its lyrical structure, Chavela takes viewers on an evocative, thought-provoking journey through the iconoclastic life of the legendary lesbian ranchera singer Chavela Vargas. Centered around never before-seen interview footage of Chavela and guided by the stories in her songs, and the myths and tales others 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.
Directors: Catherine Gund, Daresha Kyi; Starring Chavela Vargas, Pedro Almodóvar, Elena Benarroch, Miguel Bosé, Martirio, Jose Alfredo Jimenez Jr.