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A singular force of nature, Mexican ranchera singer Chavela Vargas dared to live openly and proudly as a queer diva who followed in nobody’s footsteps as she pushed her culture’s boundaries. A controversial icon who spoke her mind, dressed against the norm, and created beautiful music, Vargas was also a tortured soul who struggled with alcoholism and fame. With never-before-seen interview footage, the award-winning Chavela gives you the chance to discover this extraordinary woman­­­-her story, wisdom, infectious spirit and emotionally stirring art. Featuring remarkable musical performances and touching tributes from loved ones and experts, including filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar.

December 8, 2017 3:30pm to December 17, 2017 5:15pm
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