(USA/Mexico/Spain, 2017, 90 min)
Directed By: Catherine Gund & Daresha Kyi
Cast: Chavela Vargas
This stunning documentary captures the impact of Mexico’s most beloved lesbian Rancheras icon—Chavela Vargas—a rebellious, solitary and profoundly wounded trailblazer. An unforgettable journey through the enigmatic life of Chavela, this lyrical love letter interweaves never-before-seen interview footage and mesmerizing musical portraits of her most famous soul-gripping songs. From the spotlight of the stage, Chavela’s tortured vocals and unapologetic queer sensibility subverted gender traditions, inspiring a deeply patriarchal culture to love, to cry, and to feel, like never before.
English/Spanish with English subtitles.
Post-screening reception: DGA Atrium
SITE: Directors Guild of America | 7920 W Sunset Blvd. | Los Angeles, California 90046
More information: www.outfest.org