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Flamenco Films

CINEMANIA FLAMENCO
presents
CARMEN AMAYA (COMING SOON AGAIN)

Carmen Amaya

By popular demand and for all Carmen Amaya Lovers pleasure we’ll be screening for second time her films series and documentaries. Carmen Amaya legendary Flamenco Dancer and Singer, considered by many to be one of the greatest flamenco dancers who ever lived …

“Queen of the Gypsies” Documentary – strongly recommended

DOCUMENTARY: THE QUEEN OF THE GYPSIES
Spanish & English
Director: Jocelyn Ajami
Music: Sabicas, Carmen Amaya
Cast: Carmen Amaya

SINOPSIS
The ferocious talent and extraordinary life of flamenco dancer Carmen Amaya burn up the screen in director Jocelyn Ajami’s documentary about a woman who changed the rules of her art forever. Born in 1913 into Barcelona’s impoverished Gypsy community, Amaya first performed publicly at the age of four. By her teens, she was an international sensation. Her fiercely sensual, heel-stomping, hip-thrusting performance style thrilled and shocked audiences for its challenge to flamenco’s traditional gender roles, and Ajami deftly deploys rarely seen clips from Amaya’s films to attest to her hypnotic presence. At the same time, home movies and the reminiscences of family and friends reveal the intimate passions and personal struggles of the greatest flamenco dancer of all time.