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Chavela Vargas, still from Chavela (Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi, 2017, 93 min.). (Photo: © Ysunza/Courtesy of Music Box Films)

Film: Chavela

Thursday, April 19, 2018

7–9 pm

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

In honor of Chavela Vargas’s birthday and Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985, we’re screening the award-winning documentary Chavela (Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi, 2017, 93 min.), which explores the life of the trailblazing queer icon and legendary Mexican singer. Before the film, queer rancherx Ceci Pineda opens the evening with a birthday tribute to Chavela. Followed by a talkback with directors Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi.

Tickets are $10 and include Museum general admission (purchase tickets for David Bowie is separately). Free for the first 50 Members (two tickets each) by emailing membership@brooklynmuseum.org. Not a Member? Join today! This program is the first in our series Mujeres Rebeldes: Radical Women on Film.

Questions about this event? Email us at public.programs@brooklynmuseum.org.