Chavela NEW


Thu 19 Oct 2017


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.


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