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Gypsy Davy

One man, five women, five children, one love: Flamenco

Overview

Genre
Personal Doc, Portrait, Essay, Music, and Culture
Synopsis

When a blond Californian (with Alabama roots) becomes a Spanish Flamenco guitarist in Andalucian boots, what happens along the way and behind the scenes? GYPSY DAVY (Official Selection, SUNDANCE 2012) tells the story of David Jones, stage name: "David Serva," from the perspective of 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 camera pointing daughter and a guitar wielding father—GYPSY DAVY is a personal and political portrait of a man, a family, a generation. Shot over a ten years in five countries across three continents, and featuring some of the finest “old-school” Gypsy Flamenco artists, GYPSY DAVY is much more than another hunt-down-the-absent-father movie, it’s a home-made epic.
"Painful, poetic, sardonically funny and filled with good music." —SF CHRONICLE
"Top 10 movies of SUNDANCE 2012" —SCREEN INTERNATIONAL

Stage
finished
Running time
96 minutes

Credits

  • Rachel Leah Jones ... Director/Producer/Co-Editor
  • Philippe Bellaiche ... Producer, DOP
  • Erez Läufer ... Co-Editor

Production Details

Prod. Co.
HomeMade Documentaries
Country
Israel
Years of Production
2012
Locations
Spain, USA, Canada, Israel, India

Distribution Details

Release year
2012
Festivals
Sundance 2012; Visons du Reel 2012; DocNYC 2012; SFJFF 2012; TIDF 2012; BAFICI 2013; Krakow 2013; DocEdge 2013
Awards
Best Culture Vulture DocEdge; Best Documentary Rehovoth Women's FF 2012; Curator Award Cinema South 2011 (pre-premiere)
Distribution
Cinephil
Broadcast (Prod.)
Channel 8 Israel
Broadcast (Acq.)
HBO-LA
Language
Spanish, English
Subtitles
Spanish, English, Hebrew

Photos

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