Through its lyrical structure, “Chavela” takes viewers on an evocative, thought-provoking journey through the iconoclastic life of game-changing Mexican musician Chavela Vargas.
Centered around never before-seen interview footage of Chavela shot 20 years before her death in 2012, and guided by the stories in Chavela’s songs, and the 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.
Directed by Catherine Gund & Daresha Kyi. USA, 2017, 1h 33min, DCP.
I viewed this film during the aGLI Film Festival in September and highly recommend viewing the film that introduces Chavela Vargas to so many who are unfamiliar with this talented artist who was
“A trailblazing free spirit whose appetite for tequila and women was as legendary as her soul-stirring vocals…” – David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
The film opened in time for Thanksgiving weekend at the AFS Cinema, 6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX, 78752 and tickets are available online.
For more information, visit https://www.austinfilm.org
Source: Austin Film Society