Looking Out for the Queer in Latin American Film / BLIFF 2017: Chavela

Date: 

Thursday, September 28, 2017, 7:00pm

Location: 

Bright Family Screening Room at the Emerson Paramount Center

Boston Latino Intermational Film Festival 2017 presents: 

Chavela

BLIFFChavela

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

Awards:

  • 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*

Trailer

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.