Documentary filmmakers Gund and Kyi unearth previously unpublished material and footage to give us a captivating look at the unconventional life of beloved performer Chavela Vargas, whose passionate renditions of Mexican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. Performing with an intense artistry unmatched by her contemporaries, Chavela was an open lesbian when being out in Mexico was rare and dangerous. By the end of her life, she earned a Lifetime Achievement Grammy and sold out performances at prestigious concert halls around the world.
Catherine Gund, born in 1965 in Geelong, Australia, is a producer, director, writer, and activist who founded Aubin Pictures in 1996. Catherine Gund’s films have been featured in numerous film festivals and on national television networks.