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Films on the Beach 2018: Django
November 29, 2018 @ 8:00 pmFree
The French Embassy Cultural Services in partnership with the France Florida Foundation for the Arts and the City of Miami Beach Arts Cultural Affairs, present Films on the Beach around the theme of the Five Senses curated by Diliana Alexander, founder and director of Filmgate Miami. The last installment to close the festival at is the amazing biopic Django by Etienne Comar, a portrait of gypsy guitarist reputed by many to be the most astounding guitarist ever.
Django by Etienne Comar (2017)
Comment from the curator:
“The year is 1943 in Nazi-occupied Paris and Django Reinhardt is at the pinnacle of his art. The brilliant and carefree jazz guitarist, king of ethereal swing, plays to standing-room-only crowds in the capital’s greatest venues. Meanwhile his gypsy brethren are being persecuted throughout Europe. His life takes a turn for the worse when the Nazi propaganda machine wants to send him on tour in Germany. The music of Reinhardt is recreated for this movie with a group led by Stochelo Rosenberg on lead guitar and augmented by Warren Ellis, longtime sideman of Nick Cave, on violin…” Diliana Alexander
Screening is free and open to the public!