February 29, 2020
MASS Gallery, in partnership with our friends at Nepantla, USA, is excited to announce an outdoor movie screening of the incredible 2017 documentary Chavela on Saturday, February 29th, in conjunction with our current exhibition Yvette Mayorga: Monochromatic Dreams. This screening is free and open to the public.
About the Movie
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. -Rotten Tomatoes
Arepa Dealers will be onsite with Venezuelan Soul Food for sale. Drinks will be available by donation, and the fire pit will be burning. Bring a blanket or fold up chair and watch Chavela under the stars with us.
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Austin, 78702 TX
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