Director: Rachel Leah Jones
Screenwriters: Rachel Leah Jones
How does a white boy with Alabama roots become a flamenco guitarist in Andalusian boots, and what happens behind the scenes along the way? GYPSY DAVY uncoils a mesmerizing story of many hearts wound around one man. Traveling across continents and through a labyrinth of hidden meanings, filmmaker Rachel Leah Jones documents her beguiling journey toward her elusive father. As she retraces his path, she pioneers a new one for herself.
Free of sentimentality or self-indulgence, Jones's wry, self-reflective narration provides a compass for navigating one familyâ€™s knotted web of mysteries and betrayals. As the revelations mount, her editing ingeniously interlocks time sequences, characters, and archival material into a resounding and life-affirming whole. Her fatherâ€™s yearning, hypnotic guitar score serves as the connective tissue throughout the film, immersing us in his primary and most enduring love affair: his music. What once pulled a family apart now binds a film together, and perhaps a tangled collection of souls into kin.
- International Documentary Feature Films
- 2012, Sundance Film Festival
- Israel/U.S.A./Spain, 96 min.