Wednesday, Oct. 11
Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi / Subtitled, Documentary Centerpiece, Documentary Feature, Wednesday, Oct. 11 / USA / 2017 / 93 minsAn icon of Mexican ranchera music, Chavela Vargas was described as “the rough voice of tenderness.” Singing with a fiery passion, of heartbreak and desire, she was a legend of bohemian Mexican culture, and rumored to have seduced any woman she desired including Ava Gardner, Frida Kahlo, and the wives of many politicians and dignitaries. With a reputation for drinking many a man under the table, she defiantly dressed in men’s clothes, smoked cigars, and at times carried a pistol.
Vincent Gagliostro / ASL Interpreted, Narrative Feature, Wednesday, Oct. 11 / USA / 2017 / 100 minsWe’ve entered an era that many LGBTQ folks may not have expected to arrive as quickly as it did. We’re much closer to having true equality than ever before. This is the exact goal that the activists who came before us strove for, bled for, died for.
Preceded by: Nocturnal