GYPSY DAVY

By Rachel Leah JONES

CINEPHIL - as SALES All rights, World

Documentary - Completed 2012

GYPSY DAVY tells the story of David Jones, stage name: "David Serva," an American white-boy with Alabama roots who became a Spanish Flamenco guitarist in Andalucian boots and fathered five children to five different women along the way; one of those children is the director of the film.

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Festival de Cannes 2012
Doc Corner
BAFICI (Buenos Aires) 2013
Panorama
    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • ISRAEL
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, SPANISH
    • Duration
    • 96 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Rachel Leah JONES
    • Producer(s)
    • Philippe BELLAICHE, Rachel Leah JONES
    • Synopsis
    • When an American white-boy with Alabama roots becomes a Spanish Flamenco guitarist in Andalucian boots, what happens along the way and behind the scenes? GYPSY DAVY 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 of the film. 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—this is a personal and political portrait of a man, a family, a generation. Shot over a ten-year period in five countries across three continents, and featuring some of the finest old-school Gypsy Flamenco artists and hottest names in American and Spanish alternative rock, GYPSY DAVY is much more than another hunt-down-the-absent-father movie, it’s a home-made epic.
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