Flamenco on Film
September 24-26, Landmark Embarcadero Cinema, San Francisco
Carlos Saura’s “Flamenco, Flamenco” (2010) 130 min. Eng subtitles
14 years after the release of his 1996 film “Flamenco,” Carlos Saura returns, with a new perspective to the lively and dynamic world of flamenco and creating “a visual banquet” that, exclaims film critic Kathleen Murphy, “serves up so much cinematic artfulness and beauty, your faith in the power of movies is reborn”. Photographed by master cinematographer Vittorio Storaro (The Last Emperor, The Sheltering Sky), the film features performances by more than 21 flamenco artists such as Eva la Yerbabuena, Sara Baras, Niña Pastori, Rocío Molina, El Carpeta and José Mercé.
“MORAO: Good Flamenco Singing Hurts” (Eng subtitles, 2011)
A journey into the art of flamenco as a way of life, through the figure of legendary guitarist ‘Moraíto Chico’ who passed away last year at the age of 55. Together with his uncle Manuel Morao and his son Diego del Morao, he forms the heart of the Morao Gypsy dynasty of Jerez de la Frontera, a hotbed of flamenco. Moraíto created an unparalleled style, a reflection of his great personality and humor that ignited everything and everyone around him.