Boston Latino Intermational Film Festival 2017 presents:
Documentary, 92 mins, Catherine Gund & Daresha Kyi, USA, 2017
Co-presented by Bright Lights Series at Emerson College, the Wicked Queer Festival and the Independent Film Festival of Boston; also, in collaboration with the ARTS@DRCLAS Series Looking Out for the Queer in Latin American Film and Video Art (Fall 2017 – Spring 2018)
Centered around exclusive interview and performance footage of Chavela Vargas shot in 1991 and guided by her unique voice, “Chavela” weaves an arresting portrait of a woman who dared to dress, speak, sing, and dream her unique life into being.
Q&A with co-director Daresha Kyi (9/28 only)
Moderated by Juan Mandelbaum, Consulting Producer
- 2nd Place Audience Award, Berlin International Film Festival
- Official Selection Ambulante Documentary Festival, Mexico
9/28 @7:00 pm – Bright Family Screening Room at the Emerson Paramount Center
9/30 @9:00 PM – Bright Family Screening Room at the Emerson Paramount Center*
Review: Hollywood Reporter
*on 9/30, preceded by:
Almost Two (Narrative, 5 mins, Emiliano Umpierrez, Uruguay, 2016)
Ana, Cecilia and their bunch of friends go out at night. An unexpected person shows up and makes them question their trust to each other.