Community Film Picks: Latcho Drom
Fri, Feb 17, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
February’s Community Film Pick is the incredible documentary Latcho Drom (“safe journey”), a 1993 French film written and directed by Tony Gatlif. The movie is about the Romani people’s journey from northwest India to Spain, and consists primarily of music. Doors at 6:45 pm; screening begins at 7 pm. This program is free to attend. There is seating for 30; attendance is mask optional.
Latcho Drom contains very little dialogue; only what is required to grasp the essential meaning of a song or conversation is translated. The film begins in the Thar Desert in Northern India and ends in Spain, passing through Egypt, Turkey, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, and France. All the Romani portrayed are actual members of the Romani community. See trailer here.
This film is picked by Bovina resident Jonathan Kane, known as the power drummer to NYC’s downtown/experimental rock music scene. He co-founded no-wave behemoth Swans, and has performed and recorded with La Monte Young, Rhys Chatham, Dave Soldier, and Laurie Anderson, among others. He is the leader of Jonathan Kane’s February. Kane’s compositions have been featured in modern dance performance, television, theater, and films. He continues to tour and record internationally, appearing on over 75 records and counting.
Community Film Picks is a once-a-month film night at Bushel taking place on third Fridays at 7 pm. Bushel invites the community to propose films for future screenings. For information please send us an email.