Casa Luz Rootop Cinema Presents: "Chavela", Sunday Evening Feb. 7, 7:30PM
Posted by Nansee on February 5, 2021, 10:59 am
"Through its lyrical structure, Chavela will take viewers on an evocative, thought-provoking journey through the iconoclastic life of game-changing artist Chavela Vargas who was a very non-conventional woman and artist who built her career and lived much of her life in a conservative country.
The film weaves an arresting portrait of a woman who dared to dress, speak, sing, and dream her unique life into being. She sang the music of the Mexican cowboys ('rancheras') and dressed unconventionally. It was only very late in her life and career that she could go public as a lesbian, but her sexual orientation as well as the alcohol addiction were the principal causes of her fall of the grace of the public at the peak of her career, despite her success and popularity. Audiences simply believed that she is no longer alive, but to everybody's surprise (including probably her own) she had the courage and power to make one of the most sensational comebacks in the history of music, enjoying again success, and becoming an international celebrity. She was older than 80 years when she made her debut in places like Carnegie Hall or Olympia, and her music was a source of inspiration for several films of Pedro Almodóvar."
What : Film: Chavela
Where: Casa Luz, Boca del Rio 75 (see map below)
When: Sunday Feb 7th, 7:30PM