Three special film screenings at New York University’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center will highlight the “New York Flamenco Festival 2006” in February. The screenings take place at the Center, located at 53 Washington Square South, and are free and open to the public. For further information call 212.998.3650 or visit www.nyu.edu/kjc.
On Thursday, February 9, at 6 p.m., Morente Sueña la Alhambra, directed by Montes Sánchez, will be screened. The film features Enrique Morente, Ute Lemper, Tomatito, Cheb Khaled, Israel Galván, Estrella Morente, Juan Habichuela, and Blanca Li.
On Monday, February 13, at 6 p.m., The Routes through Flamenco Territories, by Manuel Macias, will be shown. This film is a cultural and tourist project which allows the audience to see Andalucía through a Flamenco lens. The film will be followed by an interactive Flamenco class with teacher and guitarist Eduardo Rebollar and singer Sebastián Cruz.
On Wednesday, February 15, at 6 p.m., The Contest, directed by Daniel Iturbe, will be screened. This documentary follows six choreographers on their journey toward an artistic goal: to win a prestigious competition. The film will be followed by a discussion on the new trends of Flamenco with Miguel Angel Berna and Ana Arrollo, who participated in the contest, and with Laura Kumin, director of Teatro Pradillo of Madrid.