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CHAVELA

Dir: Catherine Gund & Daresha Kyi
United States / 2017 / 90mins

Chavela Vargas pioneered the LGBTQI+ community within Mexican music and challenged the status quo with her hypnotic, raspy voice, singing music traditionally reserved for men.

Starting out as a darling of Mexico’s thriving bohemian club scene in the 1950s, Chavela lived a life full of adventure and excess. She was rumoured to have had relationships with everyone from Frida Kahlo to Ava Gardner and she cultivated her reputation as a powerful, rebellious, free spirited outsider and an outlaw who blazed her own unique trail.

Directors Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi eloquently weave the story of the fearless life, powerful music and passionate love affairs of this uncompromising artist.

Screening daily from Friday 20th July as part of our summer season, Rebel with a Cause. Please check back for further screening times.

Chavela is presented in partnership with BOOTH, a platform for women in film. On the opening night of Chavela on the 20 July, the film is preceded by the short documentary Life in Miniature by Ellen Evans – selected by BOOTH.

BOOTH is a network and video channel spotlighting members' work. Join their community on their official website. Find out more about filmmaker Ellen Evans here.


 

Book Tickets

Date: Fri 20 Jul 2018 - Thu 26 Jul 2018
Price: PEAK £9 (£7 CONCESSIONS) / OFF PEAK £5
Sunday 22nd July
16:30 20:40
Monday 23rd July
14:30 18:30
Tuesday 24th July
16:40
Wednesday 25th July
14:30
Thursday 26th July
16:40 20:50

PLEASE NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO ADVERTS PLAYED BEFORE FILMS IN THE BERTHA DOCHOUSE SCREEN. ALL FEATURES WILL START PROMPTLY FOLLOWING A SELECTION OF TRAILERS.