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OC Premiere of CHAVELA Oct. 6 at OC Film Fiesta

Friday, October 6, 2017
8:00PM to 10:00PM

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Don't miss the Orange County Premiere screening of CHAVELA, Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi's powerful new documentary about LGBTQ ranchera singing legend Chavela Vargas, on Friday, Oct. 6 @ 8pm as part of the opening night celebration for the 8th OC Film Fiesta.

The OC Premiere screening of CHAVELA will take place at Picture Show theatre in MainPlace Mall, conveniently located at 2800 N. Main in the heart of Santa Ana, and near the 5, 22 and 57 freeways. Free parking!

Through its lyrical structure, Chavela will take viewers on an evocative, thought-provoking journey through the iconoclastic life of game-changing artist Chavela Vargas.Centered around never before-seen interview footage of Chavela shot 20 years before her death in 2012, and guided by the stories in Chavela's songs, and the myths and tales others have told about her – as well as those she spread about herself – the film weaves an arresting portrait of a woman who dared to dress, speak, sing, and dream her unique life into being.

Vargas, who was an inspiration to Pedro Almodovar and sang at Elizabeth Taylor's wedding in 1957, lived a life as passionate and turbulent as the songs she made famous.

What the Critics Are Saying about CHAVELA

"The film is an important exploration of a ground-breaking artist with a lot of charm...for those that are looking for a good cry, a little wisdom, or a new icon."

- Maria Cabrera, Gal-Dem.com

"Such a radiant star that so deserves this profile which will introduce her music to another generation to fall in love with."

- QueerGuru

"A moving and thought-provoking portrait of the enigmatic singer who helped change the way we see ranchera music and who redefined what it means to be a female singer in the macho world of Mexico."

- Latin Lover

Visit www.ocfilmfiesta.org for festival passes, tickets and screening information. The Film Fiesta festival pass includes admission to films, parties, special events and discounts at tasty local restaurants.

Prices for individual screenings are $10 General / $5 Students, Teachers, Veterans and Santa Ana residents. Festival Passes: $75. Buy an Early Bird Film Fiesta Festival pass by Sept. 24 and save $15 off the full price!

The OC Film Fiesta is a program of Media Arts Santa Ana (MASA), a project of Community Partners, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and proceeds support MASA's free youth media classes.

The 2017 OC Film Fiesta is made possible with the support of the California Arts Council, Cal Humanities, City of Santa Ana, Mexican Consulate in OC, Santa Ana Unified School District, Arts OC, OC Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Fundación Grupo Ukamao, The Heritage Museum of OC, Exclusive Radio Sponsor La Ranchera 96.7 FM, Stay Connected OC, Miniondas/Farandula USA, Beatnik Bandito, Mariscos Hector, Chapter One: The Modern Local and The Robbins Nest. Schedule subject to change.

Sponsored by: California Arts Council, Cal Humanities, City of Santa Ana, Mexican Consulate in OC, Santa Ana USD, Arts OC, OC Hispanic COC, Fundación Grupo Ukamao, Heritage Museum of OC, La Ranchera 96.7 FM, Stay Connected OC, Miniondas/Farandula USA, Beatnik Bandito.
Category Movie
When Friday, October 6, 2017
8:00PM to 10:00PM
Where Picture Show at Main Place Mall
2800 N Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Admission Ages: 15-45
Price: $10-40
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Contact 888-906-0340
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