J: Beyond Flamenco

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Showings

St. Anthony Main Theatre 2 Fri, Apr 14, 2017 4:30 PM
Uptown Theatre Thu, Apr 20, 2017 4:45 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00
$6.00 Earlybird
Members:$11.00
Student w/ID (Box Office Only):$8.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:Documentaries
Tags:Arts
Documentary
Dance
Performance
Hispanic/Latino/Iberian
Music
Voice Category:Art in Pictures
Release Year:2016
Runtime:87 min
Country/Region:Spain
Language:Spanish
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Latido Films
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liPY8-AfJgw
Cast/Crew
Director:Carlos Saura
Producer:Sandra Medrano
Leslie Calvo
Gabriel Arias-Salgado Ruiz-Giménez
Axel Kuschevatzky
Cinematographer:Paco Belda
Screenwriter:Carlos Saura
Editor:Saura Medrano
Composer:Alberto Artigas
Principal Cast:Sara Baras
Miguel Ángel Berna
Carlos Núñez
Ara Malikian
Cañizares
Giovanni Sollima
Valeriano Paños
Francesco Loccisano
Enrike Solinis
Manuela Adamo
Maria Mazzota
Nacho del Río
Beatriz Bernad
Alberto Artigas
Miguen Ángel Remiro
Amador Castilla
Carmen París
Filmography:Cria Cuervos ('76)
Carmen ('83)
Tango ('98)
Flamenco
Flamenco ('10)
Argentina ('15)

Description

Master filmmaker Carlos Saura continues his colorful exploration of performative traditions with a sensuous and vibrant portrait of jota, a waltz-like castanet dance from Saura’s home province of Aragon, in northern Spain. Enlisting the multifarious talents of young and old, professional and novices, Saura uses the film screen as a canvas to paint a living tableaux of this overlooked form of dance. Sans plot, Saura utilizes a style he has developed for years that lets the dancing, singing and music speak for itself.

“Since my childhood, I have seen people dancing the jota. And, yes, it’s very emotional to recover rhythms that you have lived since your childhood and discover new possibilities that the jota has to offer.” — Carlos Saura (Variety)


Director’s Biography

Carlos Saura: Carlos Saura was born in Huesca, Spain in 1932, and has directed over 40 feature films which have won or been nominated for virtually every international award that exists. His feature, Argentina played at MSPIFF 2016


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