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                                                                      Gypsy Caravan (2006)
                GYPSY CARAVAN                        REVIEWS          ABOUT         PHOTOS         NUMBERS           FORUM

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                                                                                                                                                                            Fresh: 33 Rotten: 7
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                                                                                       %                                                                                 Average Rating: 6.8/10

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                                                                                                      "Gypsy Caravan
                                                                                                     avoids any serious
                                 Sponsored Links                                                 discussion of the social
                                                                                                 issues that confront the
  Movie Review
                                                                                                 world's 10 million Roma.
  Movie reviews, showtimes, tickets                                                              Unfortunately, the
  and more from The New York Times                                                               well-intentioned film never
  www.nytimes.com                                                                                gets beyond clichés itself."

  Gypsy Tones
                                                                                                    FULL REVIEW                 Comment

  Get Gypsy tones
  Complimentary musical ringtones!                                                                          V.A. Musetto
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  Own A Gypsy Caravan
  Build Your Own Gypsy Caravan
  A Book, Plans and Kits Available                                                                    The music in the film
  www.amvardo.com/caravan                                            MORE...
                                                                                                      is exhilarating, but
                                                                                                 there isn't enough
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  Watch the latest clips.
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  All free. All awesome!
                                                            A great sampler of                   or anything, and the film                                  Average Rating: 7.1/10
  www.Lulu.TV                                               Roma (Gypsy) music                   feels slight overall. And
                                                       with outstanding road                     scattered. You'll leave
                                                       footage would be enough,                  hungry for more.                                  Everyone is having so much fun,
                                                       but the insight into the                                                                    one would really like to be a part
  NUMBERS                                                                                           FULL REVIEW             Comments
                                                       Roma heart is priceless.                                                              of it. But the performance sequences
  Box Office: $134,215
  details...
                                                                                                                                             are too jaggedly truncated to pull us in
                                                          FULL REVIEW             Comments                  Kevin Williamson
                                                                                                            JAM! MOVIES
                                                                                                                                             entirely.
  MOVIE CONSENSUS
  A dynamic doc following five Romani bands
                                                                  Ron Wilkinson                                                                 FULL REVIEW                            Comments

  is a pleasure for the senses thanks to                          MONSTERS AND
  vibrant colors and eclectic music.                              CRITICS                                                                                Jan Stuart
                                                                                                      The music is                                       NEWSDAY
  MOVIE SYNOPSIS                                                                                      unfailingly joyous
  An audience favorite at film festivals                     A moving portrait of                (even at its saddest), and
  worldwide, GYPSY CARAVAN is a gorgeous
  surround-sound celebration of misery and
                                                             cultural pride.                     the film's devotion to
  oppression turned into music. more...                                                          outreach and                                     Caravan sounds great and if
                                                          FULL REVIEW             Comments
                                                                                                 understanding is just as                         nothing else should help diminish
  MPAA RATING                                                                                    exhilarating.                               the stereotype, blasted by the film's
  Not Rated                                                       Hank Shteamer
                                                                  TIME OUT NEW YORK                                                          subjects, of Gypsies as little more than
                                                                                                    FULL REVIEW             Comments
  RELEASE COMPANY                                                                                                                            pickpockets whom travelers need to be
  Shadow Distribution                                                                                                                        wary of.
                                                                                                            Bob Strauss


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                                                                                              Bob Strauss
  GENRE                                                                                       LOS ANGELES DAILY       FULL REVIEW                     Comments
                                                        Superb documentary                    NEWS
  Dance, Documentary, Dance Music,
  Dancers                                               on gypsy musicians in                                                Ruthe Stein
                                                   the spirit of "Buena Vista                                                SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
                                                   Social Club"
                                                    FULL REVIEW            Comments

      My Friends' Reviews of Gypsy Caravan
                                                                                                                         The camera work is always
                                                           Louis Proyect
  Create A Journal                                                                                                       note-perfect.
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  journal and start rating films in your
  entries. Afterwards, invite your friends to                                                                                Bill Stamets
  do the same. It's FREE and only takes a                                                  Music is the conduit              CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
  couple minutes!                                                                          for repudiating
                                                                                      stereotypes and fostering
                                                                                      cultural unity in Gypsy
                                                                                      Caravan.                           An irresistibly vibrant concert-tour
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                                                                                                                         documentary by Jasmine Dellal.
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  • Create a journal.                                                                         Nick Schager
  • Create fansite.                                                                           SLANT MAGAZINE                 Lisa Schwarzbaum
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                                                        The ebullient, proud
                                                        and gifted musicians
      If you like Gypsy Caravan, the following                                             Thrillingly captures
                films may interest you             who embark on a six-week                                              Not quite fully satisfying as either
                                                   Gypsy Caravan tour that                 the heat and passion
                                                                                      of the live performances.          cinematic ethnography or as a
  •   Dancemaker                                   promotes Roma music are
                                                                                                                     concert film.
  •   La Tropical                                  fascinating and as                  FULL REVIEW        Comments
  •   Seven Year Zigzag                            emotionally rich as they                                           FULL REVIEW                     Comments

  •   Maestro                                      are true characters.                       David Noh
  •   Ballets Russes                                                                          FILM JOURNAL                   Frank Scheck
                                                    FULL REVIEW            Comments
                                                                                                                             HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
  •   Chicago                                                                                 INTERNATIONAL
  •   Last Dance
                                                           Paula Nechak
  •   East of Havana
                                                           SEATTLE POST-
  •   Etoiles: Dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet                                           While the backstage
                                                           INTELLIGENCER
                                                                                           tour footage is
                                                                                      sometimes repetitive, it's
                                                        A natural follow-up to        delightful to see the
            Sections for Gypsy Caravan                                                musicians take up each
                                                        Dellal's debut,
                                                   American Gypsy: A                  other's songs as the tour
  MOVIE REVIEWS
  USER REVIEWS                                     Stranger In Everybody's            progresses.
  MOVIE SYNOPSIS                                   Land, this exuberant film           FULL REVIEW        Comments
  MOVIE STILLS
  BOX OFFICE
                                                   features long musical
  NEWS ARTICLES                                    interludes that speak as                   Sean Means
  FORUM                                            vividly -- if not more so --               SALT LAKE TRIBUNE           More than a vibrant experiment in
                                                   than the interviews and                                                ethnomusical cross-pollination, it's
                                                   fly-on-the-wall footage.                                          just great fun, tempered by loss but
                                                                                                                     rippling with gusto.
                                                    FULL REVIEW            Comments
                                                                                           A captivating look at a
  • Gypsy Caravan at Rotten Tomatoes                                                                                  FULL REVIEW                     Comments
                                                                                           fascinating people.
                                                           Maitland McDonagh          Even Johnny Depp, a
                                                           TV GUIDE'S MOVIE                                                  Jim Ridley
                                                                                      friend of the Taraf group,
                                                           GUIDE                                                             VILLAGE VOICE
                                                                                      shows up.
                                                                                       FULL REVIEW        Comments
                                                       There's material to
                                                       discover about the                     Jean Lowerison             It's hardly surprising that Gypsy
                                                   Gypsies in this laudable                   SAN DIEGO                  Caravan, a lively and lovely music
                                                   attempt, but the film is                   METROPOLITAN           documentary, is rife with whirling
                                                   long, repetitious, and not                                        rhythms, wild, soaring melodic lines,
                Resident Evil: Extinction
                                                   selectively enough edited.                                        the ululations of singers steeped in
                                                                                           For those who like a      centuries of Romany tradition.
                Post-apocalyptic warfare hits       FULL REVIEW            Comments
                the Nevada desert in the third                                             melange of music with
                and final chapter of the                                              an international flare,         FULL REVIEW                     Comments

                Resident Evil series.                      Donald J. Levit            GYPSY CARAVAN is a
                                                           REELTALK MOVIE                                                    Steven Rea
                                                                                      pleasure.
                                                           REVIEWS                                                           PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
                Viggo Mortensen                                                        FULL REVIEW        Comments
                Mortensen reunites with his A
                History of Violence director,                                                 Mark R. Leeper
                David Cronenberg, for the                                                                                If music were all, Gypsy Caravan
                crime drama Eastern Promises.
                                                                                                                         would be amazing. As is, it's worth
                                                                                      REC.ARTS.MOVIES.REVIEWS        seeing, but you may get frustrated at
                                                                                                                     the way Dellal raises provocative
                                                                                                                     questions about ancestry and
                                                                                           Throughout, the
                                                                                                                     prejudice...
                                                                                           ebullience and passion
                                                                                      of the music gives viewers      FULL REVIEW                     Comments
                                                                                      a point of entry into what
                                                                                      it means to be Roma, part              Michael Phillips
                                                                                      of an ancient culture in a             CHICAGO TRIBUNE



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                                                                              modern world.
                                            Only the Taliban could
                                            dislike the joyful                  FULL REVIEW          Comments

                                         music on display herein.                                                         It's a two-hour movie, and I'm
                                                                                       Marrit Ingman                      only sorry it isn't two or three
                                           FULL REVIEW         Comments                AUSTIN CHRONICLE              times as long. Let me read your
                                                                                                                     thoughts: You're not much interested
                                                 Harvey S. Karten                                                    in Gypsy music, and the historical and
                                                 COMPUSERVE
                                                                                                                     cultural stuff might be pretty dry.
                                                                                  The backstage stuff
                                                                                                                     That's what I thought too: Wrong and
                                                                                  becomes monotonous
                                                                                                                     wrong.
                                                                              and ruins the film.
                                               Gypsy Caravan has                                                      FULL REVIEW                      Comments
                                               been compared with               FULL REVIEW          Comments

                                         Tony Gatlif's 1993 film                                                            Andrew O'Hehir
                                         Latcho Drom, which took a                     Phil Hall                            SALON.COM
                                                                                       FILM THREAT
                                         dreamier approach to
                                         Gypsy culture. This one's
                                         more down-to-earth, but
                                         it's just as entertaining.                                                       If you have any ear for
                                                                                  The characters are as
                                                                                                                          non-Western music, Gypsy Caravan
                                           FULL REVIEW         Comments           lively as their music
                                                                                                                     is a must.
                                                                              and I enjoyed riding along
                                                 John Hartl                   with them.                              FULL REVIEW                      Comments

                                                 SEATTLE TIMES
                                                                                FULL REVIEW          Comments
                                                                                                                            Richard Nilsen
                                                                                                                            ARIZONA REPUBLIC
                                                                                       Cherryl Dawson and
                                                                                       Leigh Ann Palone
                                              [Dellal's] attempts to
                                              'straighten' the                 THEMOVIECHICKS.COM                            More Cream of the Crop
                                         narrative through
                                         exposition disguised as
                                         the walkie-talkie messages
                                         of an unseen stage
                                         manager, however, are
                                         distractingly ham-handed.
                                           FULL REVIEW         Comments


                                                 Chad Greene
                                                 BOXOFFICE
                                                 MAGAZINE


                                              To best enjoy the
                                              energetic and
                                         big-hearted Gypsy
                                         Caravan, know that it's
                                         not so much a concert film
                                         as it is a
                                         cultural-anthropology
                                         documentary...
                                           FULL REVIEW         Comments


                                                 Peter Canavese
                                                 GROUCHO REVIEWS




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