September 16, 2019
Thought-provoking journey through the iconoclastic life of game-changing artist Chavela Vargas.
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. Light snacks and beverages will be provided.
This event fulfills the first-year student diversity & inclusion extended orientation requirement.
Sponsored by the Office of LGBTQ Services; the Women's & Gender Resource Center; the Popel Shaw Center for Race & Ethnicity; the Spanish & Portuguese Department; the Sociology Department; and the the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department.