Chavela (2017)

Genres - Culture & Society, Music  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Music History, Vocal Music  |   Release Date - Oct 4, 2017 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - Spain, Mexico, United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Ben Schultz

This documentary profiles ranchera singer Chavela Vargas, who went from teenage runaway to iconoclastic, world-renowned artist. The film examines her penchant for hard living, her sexually rebellious persona, and the many myths surrounding her life. Interviewees include filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar, singer/actor Miguel Bose, and Vargas herself. Directed by Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi.



alcoholism, gay/lesbian-rights, Latin-music, Mexico, performer, singer