Oxnard Film Society screens CHAVELA on Monday, May 7



“An Unmissable Documentary”-The Guardian 


 MEXICO 2017 Documentary 1hr 33minutes NR

In Spanish and English with English Subtitles 

MONDAY, May 7 @ 3:30pm and 6:30pm

Film Sponsor: Drs Jesus and Terry Gonzalez

Fresh & Fabulous open until 6:30pm 

“What a wonderful and worthy tribute to a woman who led such a fascinating life.” 

-Bruce Demara, Toronto Star 

 Chavela is the captivating look at the unconventional life of beloved performer Chavela Vargas, whose passionate renditions of Mexican popular music and triumphant return to the stage late in life brought her international fame. Born in Costa Rica in 1919, Chavela Vargas ran away to Mexico City as a teenager to sing in the streets. By the 1950s, she became a household name in her adopted country, delivering her performances with a raw passion and unique voice. Just as influential were her cultural contributions; Chavela was a bold, rebellious, sexual pioneer who was known for having many female lovers at a time when being out in Mexico was dangerous. 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 openly comes out as a lesbian and rises into her momentous third act, becoming a muse to filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar, earning a Lifetime Achievement Grammy, and selling out performances at prestigious concert halls around the world.

Note:  All dialog in films from non-English speaking countries will be presented in its original language accompanied by English subtitles.    

Plaza Cinemas 14
255 West 5th St
Oxnard, CA 93030 

General Admission   $10.75
Seniors   $7.50

Oxnard Film Society
PO Box 606
Oxnard, CA 93032-0606

(805) 798-083


The Oxnard Film Society is a 501(c)3   non -profit organization –  Tax ID# 90-1005207




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