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CATHERINE GUND, DARESHA KYI | USA | 2017 | 92 MIN | NR
Through its lyrical structure, CHAVELA takes viewers on an evocative, thought provoking journey through the iconoclastic life of game-changing ranchera singer Chavela Vargas. Although she didn’t officially identify as a lesbian until she was 81 years old, Chavela carefully crafted a public persona as a powerful, rebellious, free spirited outsider who blazed her own unique trail. Centered around exclusive interview and performance footage of Chavela Vargas shot in 1991 and guided by her unique voice, CHAVELA weaves a compelling and moving portrait of a woman who dared to dress, speak, sing, and dream her unique life into being.
CO-DIRECTOR DARESHA KYI IS SCHEDULED TO ATTEND
Daresha Kyi is an award-winning filmmaker and television producer with over 25 years in the business. She was the executive producer of the award-winning short, THUGS, THE MUSICAL starring David Alan Grier and Margaret Cho. She has also worked extensively as a television producer – most recently she was field producer on TOTALLY BIASED with W. Kamau Bell, story producer on LA VOZ KIDS (Telemundo’s THE VOICE for children), and writer for the weekend morning talk show ARISE & SHINE, hosted by Richard Pryor’s daughter, Rain. She is currently producing DISPATCHES FROM CLEVELAND and MAMA BEARS.