|Gypsies Are Found Near Heaven|
How the gypsy has been imagined on screen, and why cinema has been swept up in a hot-blooded flourish of song and dance.
Thursday 8 June - Sunday 18 June 2006
Full $13 Concession $10
Six Session Pass: Full $60 Concession $48
Cinema has always been captivated by the notion of the gypsy. From its earliest incarnations, (the now lost) Georges Melies' Campement des Bohemiens
(1896), the screen gypsy has allowed filmmakers to concoct tales of unadulterated escapism, full of drama, passion and colour set in a land far, far away.
But is there another kind of screen gypsy, one far removed from the stereotypical billowing skirt and hoop earrings?
Within this season the notion of the screen gypsy will be explored in many guises, from contemporary social documentaries to lavish music filled spectaculars, providing a snapshot of cinemas prevailing love affair with this subject matter and alluring audiences with the spirit of these films - passion, endurance, beauty, freedom and melodrama.
Curated by Kristy Matheson. Inspired by Once We Were Birds: Romani Cinema
, curated by Ludmila Cvikova for the Rotterdam Film Festival.