Through its lyrical structure, Chavela takes viewers on an evocative, thought-provoking journey through the iconoclastic life of game-changing artist 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 – the film weaves an arresting portrait of a woman who dared to dress, speak, sing, and dream her unique life into being.
“Chavela feels as musical as its subject, an aesthetic composition as much as a biographical document.” – David Alm, Forbes
“Loaded with concert footage, interviews with friends, and terrific photos, this well-balanced documentary directed by Gund and Daresha Kyi celebrates the woman and the legend…” – Jay Weissberg, Variety
Doors open 30 minutes prior to show. Ample free parking. Cocktails, beer, and wine for sale and permitted inside theater.