Chavela


Director Catherine Gund “Born to Fly” brings us a powerful new film. When Chavela Vargas burst onto the Mexican music scene in the 1950s, she took the country by storm.  Singing with overwhelming emotion and intensity, she captivated the country by projecting an image of fierce bravado and shook up the mostly male music scene by beating these singers at their own game. Always the source of intense gossip for her love affairs with famed artists like Frida Kahlo, Chavela often seemed to make her own rules yet her odyssey and struggles have never been authentically depicted before now.