MFF Community Partnership 2017


WPCA is a proud community partner of the

2017 Milwaukee Film Festival
Cine Sin Fronteras film Chavela

About Chavela
If you’ve yet to acquaint yourself with the iconoclastic, stereotype-defying career of singer Chavela Vargas, prepare yourself for a documentary that ensures you will never forget her journey from fame to alcohol-fueled obscurity and back again. Taking the masculine world of Mexico’s ranchera music by storm with her unmistakable voice (fiercely passionate and deeply moving) while challenging gender norms with her mode of dress and stage presentation (with partners such as Frida Kahlo), Chavela’s singular personality is given proper tribute by this riveting and soulful portrait.

DIRECTOR: CATHERINE GUND, DARESHA KYI
CAST: CHAVELA VARGAS
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: BRUCE HEAVIN, LYNDA WEINMAN
PRODUCER: CATHERINE GUND, DARESHA KYI
CINEMATOGRAPHER: NATALIA CUEVAS, CATHERINE GUND, PAULA GUTIÉRREZ ORÍO
EDITOR: CARLA GUTIERREZ

Screening 1
Friday, October 6
6:30 PM
Downer Theatre (2589 N Downer Ave)

Screening 2
Thursday, October 10
4:30 PM
Avalon Theater ()

Join us for the after party!

After the premiere of Chavela (Friday, October 6, 6:30 pm at the Downer Theatre), join us at 88Nine RadioMilwaukee to dance, laugh and sing as we celebrate the music of the late legendary ranchera singer Chavela Vargas! Featuring a local Latinx artist/maker market and DJ set by the fabulous Chulita Vinyl Club coming from San Antonio, TX!


Después del estreno de Chavela (viernes, 6 de octubre, 6:30 pm en el Downer Theatre), únase con nosotros en 88Nine RadioMilwaukee para bailar, reír y cantar mientras celebramos de la música de la legendaria cantante ranchera Chavela Vargas! Tendremos un mercado de artesan@s locales y musica por por Chulita Vinyl Club )!

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About Cine Sin Fronteras
Cine Sin Fronteras aims to showcase the untold stories of the rich and vibrant Latinx diaspora around the world, including Latinx, Chicanx, Latin American, Indigenous and Afro-Latinx
communities.

As such, films in this category transcend traditional boundaries and blur lines, embodying the spirit of the Latinx experience. They highlight and explore myriad facets of human identity and are not confined by genre, language, country of origin, race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexuality or
ability.


El objetivo de Cine Sin Fronteras es de mostrar las historias no contadas de la vibrante diáspora Latinx en todo el mundo, que incluye las comunidades Latinx, Chicanx, Latinoamericana, Indígena y Afro-Latinx.

Como tal, las películas de esta categoría trascienden las fronteras tradicionales que encarnan el espíritu de la experiencia Latinx. Destacan y exploran innumerables facetas de la identidad humana y no están limitadas por género, idioma, país de origen, raza, etnia, edad, género, sexualidad o la capacidad.

Cine Sin Fronteras Co-Programmers: Jeanette Martín & Claudia Guzmán