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    J: Beyond Flamenco

    Directed by Carlos Saura
    Spain | 87 minutes | US Premiere | Modern Masters

  • View Trailer

    J: Beyond Flamenco

    Directed by Carlos Saura
    Spain | 87 minutes | US Premiere | Modern Masters

  • View Trailer

    J: Beyond Flamenco

    Directed by Carlos Saura
    Spain | 87 minutes | US Premiere | Modern Masters

  • View Trailer

    J: Beyond Flamenco

    Directed by Carlos Saura
    Spain | 87 minutes | US Premiere | Modern Masters

  • View Trailer

    J: Beyond Flamenco

    Directed by Carlos Saura
    Spain | 87 minutes | US Premiere | Modern Masters

  • View Trailer

    J: Beyond Flamenco

    Directed by Carlos Saura
    Spain | 87 minutes | US Premiere | Modern Masters

In the vein of his sumptuous celebrations of flamenco, tango and fado, legendary filmmaker Carlos Saura’s latest music doc is a colorful and exhilarating exploration of the roots and variations of the jota, a rich and varied Spanish waltz and cultural touchstone.

Schedule

January 6, 2017 2:00 PM Annenberg Theater Tickets not available
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January 7, 2017 2:45 PM Palm Canyon Theatre Tickets not available
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January 15, 2017 7:45 PM Annenberg Theater Tickets not available
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film synopsis

Using a minimal yet elegant black-box setting, legendary Spanish filmmaker Carlos Saura brings to life the origins and stylistic variations of the Jota, a rich, sensual waltz born in 18th-century Aragon, with equally sumptuous regional variations across Spain and its former colonies.

Throughout the last four decades Saura has interspersed dramatic features with nonfiction music films, including Tango, Fados and the recent Flamenco, Flamenco. His films don't just preserve these deeply rooted musical forms, but assert their dazzling vitality.

Alive with vivid colors and stirring performances, the director presents each variation as a distinct vignette, each with its own unique thematic setting and often using rich archival footage and playful in-camera and rear-projection effects. From the creepy dark magic of The Tarantula to the stark, reflective power of the Spanish Civil War-era homage Rosa, Rosae and ending in a rapturous village festival, J: Beyond Flamenco is a modern master's love-letter to one of his homeland's timeless cultural traditions.

film details

Original Language Title: Jota de Saura
Country: Spain
Year: 2016
Running Time: 87 minutes
Premier Status: US Premiere
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: Yes
Director: Carlos Saura
Producers: Sandra Medrano, Leslie Calvo, Gabriel Arias-Salgado Ruiz-Giménez, Axel Kuschevatzky
Principal Cast: Sara Baras, Miguel Ángel Berna, Carlos Núñez, Ara Malikian
Cinematographers: Paco Belda
Editor: Carlos Saura Medrano
Music: Alberto Artigas
Screenwriter: Carlos Saura
International Sales Company: Latido Films
Website: www.latidofilms.com/la-jota/

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