Chavela NEW
Cinema

Chavela

Thu 19 Oct 2017

90mins

The life of Mexican singer Chavela Vargas, who gains worldwide fame for her beauty and charm and her interpretation of traditional ranchera.

Tickets: £7 / £6 Conc / £5 Students

Through its lyrical structure this film takes viewers on an evocative, thought-provoking journey through the life of iconoclastic, game-changing artist Chavela Vargas. Chavela’s relaxed, conversational tone as she chats with a group of young lesbian admirers in 1991 offers a rare, intimate look at the singer at a pivotal time in her life.

Having returned to the stage after 12 years lost to alcoholism, and a painful breakup with the love of her life, the interview occurs before she heads to Spain to rise like a phoenix from the ashes at age 71.


Q&A

Join us for a Q&A with Professor Antonio Sanchez (Arts & Humanities, University of Stirling).

*Please note this screening is in the Playhouse Studio. 

Cent Scot Docu Fest

Directed By
Catherine Gund, Daresha Kyi
Year Made
USA, Mexica & Spain 2017