Directed by Eva Vila.
Monday, February 1, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Royce Hall 314
Part of the 4th UCLA Latin American and Iberian Film Festival
Bajarí: Gypsy Barcelona
As believed by the Gypsies, Flamenco cannot be learned in a dance school or by reading music. It is lived within the home; it is created at the bar; its artistry is perfected on the street corner. Bajarí goes to all those places, following in the steps of its two main subjects: Karime and Juanito. The young bailaora (flamenco dancer) Karime Amaya is working with some of the most talented up-and-coming musicians and dancers to create a show that blends the Gypsy Flamenco tradition with Barcelona’s Rumba tradition. Little 5-year old Juanito Manzano takes his first steps to dance in the show and earn his flamenco boots, despite kidney problems and against his parents’ wishes. Their adventures and experiences become a journey of discovery of this living tradition and create an intimate portrait of how flamenco’s legacy is kept alive within Barcelona’s tight-knit Gypsy community. A must see documentary for music and dance lovers, Bajarí: Gypsy Barcelona is a private window into the intimate world of this vibrant and living art form.
84 minutes | In Spanish with English subtitles
Virus of Fear (El virus de la por)
The day the group of swimming pool children begin their exercises without a bubble, Jordi, one of the monitors is accused to kiss a kid. The parents react hysterically. The versions about the kiss do not match and they fight with suspicions, doubts and fears. Is it a tender gesture to calm a frightened child or the monitor had any other purpose?
“Virus of fear” questions our contemporary lives, human relations, prejudices and trust.
75 minutes | In Catalan with English subtitles
Cost: Free & Open to the Public
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Sponsor(s): PRAGDA, Spain-USA Foundation and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.