CHAVELA

Sunday October 15th 2017, 3:00 pm

The Classic Gateway Theatre
1820 E Sunrise Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 33304

Runtime: 93 Minutes

Language: In English and Spanish with English subtitles.

Director: Catherine Gund & Daresha Kyi

Country: USA/Mexico/Spain, 2017

Genre: Documentary, Historical, Lesbian

Chavela Vargas is a legendary, chanteuse who revolutionized music in Mexico and challenged the stereotypical macho and hetero cultural norms of the times. With her masculine dress, raspy voice and cigar-smoking, gun-toting persona, Vargas was an unabashedly out lesbian singing music traditionally reserved for men. However, her fierce and haunting voice went silent after a long struggle with alcoholism. Despite the odds, Vargas re-emerged as one of Mexico’s greatest musical treasures. This epic film beautifully captures Chavela’s fearless life, powerful music and passionate love affairs, including her romance with the equally magnificent Frida Kahlo.

Audience Award and Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary - Outfest (Los Angeles)
AT&T Audience Award Best Documentary - Frameline (San Francisco)

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