CINEART Spain: Gypsy Davy
Shot over a ten-year period in five countries across three continents, this documentary features some of the finest “old-school” Gypsy Flamenco artists as well as some of the hottest names in American and Spanish alternative rock.
Pragda is arriving at New York’s emblematic cinemas in one of our most ambitious undertakings yet, and we can’t wait for you to join us. With CINEART Spain, we’ll tour NYC’s most dynamic boroughs while showcasing one award-winning Spanish film and visiting a landmark film house every month. We aim to discover new Spanish film lovers by delivering terrific Spanish cinema to all corners of New York. Already an ardent Spanish film cineaste? Join us in exploring New York neighborhoods and iconic cinema institutions.
April’s screening of CINEART Spain features the outstanding documentary Gypsy Davy, directed by Rachel Leah Jones at JCC Manhattan on April 23. The film was a favorite at the Sundance Film Festival in 2012. The mission of The Jewish Community Center in Manhattan is to foster an inclusive, engaged and informed community that embraces diversity and is rooted in Jewish values.
- By Rachel Leah Jones. Israel, USA, Spain. 2011, 96 minutes.
- In English and Spanish with English subtitles. View trailer.
When an American white boy with Alabama roots becomes a Spanish flamenco guitarist in Andalucian boots, what happens along the way and behind the scenes? Gypsy Davy tells the story of David Jones, stage name: David Serva, through his five women and five children—one of whom is the director. After all, who knows the man who came and saw and conquered, “strumming their pain with his fingers,” better than they? Part duel and part duet —between a guitar-wielding father and a camera-pointing daughter— Gypsy Davy is a personal and political portrait of a man, a family, a generation.