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"Donald Trump’s worst nightmare—a Mexican lesbian diva who can wring your very soul" (The Guardian). The Costa Rica–born Mexican singer Chavela Vargas was a pioneer in music and life. Constructed around exclusive interviews and performance footage shot 20 years before her death, this biographical film explores the tequila-drinking, cigar-smoking singer’s journey from a 14-year-old runaway to world-renowned Grammy winner. (2017, dir. Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi, 90 min.)

A Q&A with director Catherine Gund follows. 


Martes 28 de noviembre a las 7:30 p.m.

“La peor pesadilla de Donald Trump: una diva lesbiana mexicana que puede retorcer el alma” (The Guardian). La cantante mexicana nacida en Costa Rica, Chavela Vargas, fue una pionera en la música y en la vida. Armada en torno a entrevistas e interpretaciones exclusivas filmadas 20 años antes de su muerte, esta película biográfica explora la trayectoria de esta cantante bebedora de tequila y fumadora de puros desde que se escapó de su hogar a los 14 años hasta que se convirtió en una ganadora del Grammy famosa en todo el mundo. (2017, dir. Catherine Gund y Daresha Kyi, 90 min.)

A continuación se presentará una sesión de preguntas y respuestas con la directora Catherine Gund

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Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985 is organized by the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, as part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, an initiative of the Getty with arts institutions across Southern California. The exhibition is guest curated by Cecilia Fajardo-Hill, Andrea Giunta with Marcela Guerrero former curatorial fellow, in collaboration with Connie Butler, chief curator, Hammer Museum.

Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985 is made possible through lead grants from the Getty Foundation.

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Additional support is provided by the Radical Women Leadership Committee and the Friends of Radical Women.

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