Mon – Feb 9th

 

Mon – Feb 9th. Instituto Cervantes Chicago. [location]

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6:00 PM MANUEL

Director Tao Ruspoli
Length 22 min
Premier 2013

Description This is a short documentary by Tao Ruspoli about the legendary flamenco singer and guitarist Manuel Molina, of Lole y Manuel. Manuel Molina revolutionized flamenco by introducing psychedelic influences. He also was an important figure of flamenco fusion after the fall of the Franco dictatorship, as a member of the group Smash (credited for being the first flamenco rock band) and guitarist of the world renowned flamenco couple Lole & Manuel, whose track “Tu mirá” appeared on Tarantino’s “Kil Bill”. The film is a very intimate portrait of life and soul.

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6:30 PM TOKIO JONDO

Director Mikel Bonet
Length 63 min
Premier 2007

Description Flamenco music originally from Spain has fascinated the Japanese for more than 40 years. While searching for the reasons of this phenomenon, we discover similarities and differences of these two contrasting cultures that have a distance of 15,000KM (9,320 Miles) between them. [trailer]

 

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