Chavela Movie

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2017 | NR | Documentary Music | 1hr, 30m

A documentary chronicling the barrier-breaking Mexican ranchera singer Chavela Vargas whose international fame peaked after a triumphant return to the stage at the age of 71. more

Release DateU.S.

Chavela was released on
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 Limited Release

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DIRECTOR

Catherine Gund
Daresha Kyi

Screenwriter

Companies

Music Box Films

Rating MPAA

NR Not Rated

Language

English, Spanish

Storyline

A documentary chronicling the barrier-breaking Mexican ranchera singer Chavela Vargas whose international fame peaked after a triumphant return to the stage at the age of 71.
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  • Chavela centers around a 1991 interview--the singer's first public appearance after 15 hard years lost to alcoholism and heartbreak. In the final years of her life, Chavela rises into her momentous third act, achieving international fame, a Lifetime Achievement Grammy, and becomes a muse to many, including filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar.

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