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April 10, 2019
FILM SERIES: "Sam Barvale (We're Rich!)"- The Wealth of Romani Life Worlds
October 1, 2019
*In honor of the contributions of Emeritus Professor Ian F. Hancock, OBE (UT-Austin)
Both films are free and will be screened at 6:45 pm at DFA 2.204 (Doty Fine Arts Building) at 2301 Trinity Street, UT-Austin. Refreshments and pizza will be provided.
ANGELO MY LOVE, 1983 (115 min) by Robert Duvall
Screening: October 8th 2019, Tuesday, 6:45pm
The film is based on the lives, feuds, rivalries, and dreams of a group of New York Roma - and Duvall recruited Romanies to play themselves. His inspiration for the movie came when he saw a young boy named Angelo Evans arguing with a much older woman on a Manhattan sidewalk. Duvall liked his chutzpah and thought Angelo belonged in the movies. Though the film has its share of Gypsy stereotypes, overall it is a rich and often sympathetic pastiche of urban Romani American life.
Presented by Martina Mitchell and Ph.D.student Mariana Sabino
KORKORO (“ALONE”), 2009 (111 min) by Tony Gatlif
Screening: October 23rd 2019, Wednesday, 6:45pm
Directed by renowned French-Algerian Romani film director Tony Gatlif (director of “Latcho Drom”), this feature film is based on historical events in Vichy, France and depicts the travails of the Romani community during World War II in Europe. Based on an anecdote about the Second World War by the historian Jacques Sigot, the film was inspired by a Rom who escaped the Nazis with help from French villagers. This insightful film is a window into the rarely documented subject of the Romani Holocaust.
Presented by Dr. Nidhi Trehan and Prof. Sonia Seeman