Gypsy Caravan What binds the participants together in Gypsy Caravan , an irresistibly vibrant concert-tour documentary by Jasmine Dellal, is their Romany heritage. After that, it's every… Gypsy Caravan What binds the participants together in Gypsy Caravan , an irresistibly vibrant concert-tour documentary by Jasmine Dellal, is their Romany heritage. After that, it's every… Unrated PT111M Documentary Shadow Distribution
Movie Review

Gypsy Caravan

MPAA Rating: Unrated
GYPSY KINGS Caravan follows a group of musicians on tour — connected by heritage but otherwise all over the map — and finds the high…
GYPSY KINGS Caravan follows a group of musicians on tour — connected by heritage but otherwise all over the map — and finds the high notes
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Rated: Unrated; Length: 111 Minutes; Genre: Documentary; Distributor: Shadow Distribution

What binds the participants together in Gypsy Caravan, an irresistibly vibrant concert-tour documentary by Jasmine Dellal, is their Romany heritage. After that, it's every Gypsy musical tradition, every which way — from Romania, Macedonia, India, Spain — all packed into a rollicking North American tour. The music is a glorious welter, but what lifts the doc to something beyond a world-music specialty act are the off-duty moments, the cross-Roma camaraderie. Acclaimed cameramen Albert Maysles and Alain de Halleux keep their eyes open for good stuff; the vivid Gypsy musicians do the rest. B+

Originally posted Jun 13, 2007 Published in issue #940 Jun 22, 2007 Order article reprints
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