Thursday, Sep 28, 2017 7:00p -
Emerson Paramount Theater
559 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111
Art, Film, Performing Arts, Social Good, University
Thursday, September 28: Chavela
Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi | Documentary | 90 minutes | USA, 2017
Film ratings: POC, LGBTQ, W, I
Through its lyrical structure, Chavela will take 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—as well as those she spread about herself—the film weaves an arresting portrait of a woman who dared to dress, speak, sing, and dream her unique life into being. A discussion with co-director Dareshi Kyi via Skype will follow the screening.
All screenings start at 7:00 pm and take place at Emerson’s Paramount Center Bright Family Screening Room, located at 559 Washington Street, Boston. Seating is first come, first served. There is no advance registration.
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