Sunday, January 28, 2:30 pm, The Venue

Chavela

Chavela

  • Catherine Gund, Daresha Kyi
  • 93 minutes
  • 2017
  • USA, Spain, Mexico
  • Sunday, January 28, 2:30 pm, The Venue

Sponsored by Art Gallery of Peterborough; PARN; Peterborough Pride; Rock Camp For Girls* Peterborough

Portrait of an unconventional Mexican ranchera – a sexual pioneer known for her soul-stirring vocals.

One of the most famous Latin artists of the century, Chavela provides a lucid, wry commentary on the challenges of becoming a lesbian superstar. No wonder Frieda Kahlo was besotted with her! A magnet for both men and women, she is a force of nature, uncannily persistent despite a judgemental society. Watch her power unfold. Listen to the songs that made her a household name. There’s much to absorb in this exciting profile of a woman and the folk music she helped transform: indeed, you can go back to the ranchera again.