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Director: Catherine Gund, Daresha Kyi | Producer: Catherine Gund, Daresha Kyi | USA / 2017 / 90 min / Documentary
About the Film
Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi pay loving tribute to Chavela Vargas, a figure legendary throughout Latin America for her breathtaking romantic songs, who found more widespread fame by being showcased in the films of Pedro Almodóvar. Adopting masculine attire and performing songs typically reserved for men, she was an iconoclast in a traditionally macho culture, both on stage and off—as evidenced by her passionate love affairs with women like Frida Kahlo and Ava Gardner.