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“Pure pleasure for guitar freaks.”

Ken Eisner, Georgia Straight

Legendary flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucía’s own son directed this fascinating documentary, which recounts the life and career of the Andalusian musician (who died suddenly in 2014) with incredible access and intimacy. Juxtaposing present and past, the film showcases de Lucía’s formidable, boundary-pushing talent alongside stories of his childhood, his musical beginnings, and his rise to stardom—told in his own words. Goya Award, Best Documentary, 2015. “A glorious musical chronicle . . . Francisco Sánchez Varela’s captivating documentary features contemporary interviews and ample archival footage of the master in full flight alongside other flamenco legends José Greco, Sabicas, Niño Ricardo, and Bambino Camarón” (VIFF).

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Curated in conjunction with the performance of Flamenco Legends: The Paco de Lucía Project at the Chan Centre on Saturday, November 2 at 8:00 pm. More info.