Check out the new documentary on the legendary singer and queer icon Chavela Vargas by Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi. Director Daresha Kyi will speak with the film.
A 14 year old Costa Rican runaway who became a Grammy winning singer, rumored lover of Frida Kahlo and maybe Ava Gardner - a rebellious, free spirited outsider who blazed her own unique lifestyle while singing achingly beautiful songs.
“Unmissable...probably Donald Trump’s ultimate nightmare- a Mexican lesbian diva who can wring your very soul.” - The Guardian
This will be shown at Shepard Hall, Room 291 at the City College of New York, 259 Convent Avenue at 140th street. Free, but limited seating.
#1 to 137th street, ABCD to 145th street. (shuttle buses avail @ 15 minute)
CHAVELA opens at the Film Forum October 6th in NYC.
*Daresha Kyi is a TWN Production Workshop alumna.
This is part of the TWN Evening Seminars, presented by Third World Newsreel and cosponsored by the Documentary Forum at CCNY. Thanks to Musicboxfilms.com.