Movies Under the Stars: Festival Fridays - CHAVELA

Friday, May 4, 2018

8:00 p.m.9:40 p.m.

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Join NYC Parks for Festival Fridays with the Mexico Now Festival!

Enjoy Festival Fridays with Mexico Now as we present this award-winning documentary on 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. Produced and directed by Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi, this documentary features never before-seen interview footage of Chavela shot 20 years before her death in 2012, interviews with Pedro Almodóvar (TALK TO HER), Miguel Bosé (SUSPIRIA), Elena Benarroch (JULIETA) and many more who worked with and loved this iconic artist.

Know Before You Go:
You should come before 8:00 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted. Please note: Should there be inclement weather, this screening will move into the Sunset Park Recreation Center, 4200 Seventh Avenue, between 42nd & 43rd Streets.


Location Details:
The movie will take place on the lawn adjacent to Fifth Avenue between 41st & 44th Streets.



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NYC Parks, NYC Council Member Carlos Menchaca, Mexico Now

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