Film: Chavela

Co-produced with Harbourfront Centre and sponsored by TD Bank, the Small World Music Festival Film Program is curated by Marc Glassman.

Chavela (Catherine Gund, Daresha Kyi -- USA, 2017 (93 min))

Through its lyrical structure, Chavela takes viewers on an evocative, thought-provoking journey through the iconoclastic life of game-changing artist Chavela Vargas.

Centered around never before-seen interview footage of Chavela shot 20 years before her death in 2012, and guided by the stories in Chavela’s songs, and the myths and tales others have told about her – as well as those she spread about herself – the film weaves an arresting portrait of a woman who dared to dress, speak, sing, and dream her unique life into being.