SATURDAY 04/03/17     BLOCK K   7.30 pm – 9.00 pm

‘ZAAL 4’     LAB111


Movie  1 hr 30 min  Documentary, Feature, Premiere (Netherlands) 

MEXICO / USA, Completed Jan 2017, Dutch Premiere

DIRECTED BY Catherine Gund, Daresha Kyi

Did Chavela really creep into women’s bedrooms late at night to steal them away from their husbands? Did she spend a year living with Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera all while carrying on a passionate romance with Frida? Was she really a shaman too with “special powers?” These are a few of the incredible rumors people loved to tell about Chavela. Some are true. In her amazing journey from a 14-year-old rejected runaway from Costa Rica to world renowned, Grammy winning Mexican icon, Chavela’s joyful, painful, musical and deeply spiritual journey to self-acceptance is the heart and soul of Chavela.

Catherine Gund is an Emmy-nominated producer, director, writer, and organizer. Daresha Kyi is an award-winning filmmaker and television producer with over 25 years in the business.



‘Chavela’ Review The Hollywood Reporter, Berlin Feb 2017.


Short Films, Feature

(Animation, LGBTQ, Documentary)


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