When the Road Bends: Tales of a Gypsy Caravan Image
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  • Summary: Shot by legendary cinematographer Albert Maysles, this dynamic musical documentary follows five Gypsy bands from four countries who unite for the Gypsy Caravan as they take their show around North America for a six-week tour, astounding every audience they meet. Their musical styles rangeShot by legendary cinematographer Albert Maysles, this dynamic musical documentary follows five Gypsy bands from four countries who unite for the Gypsy Caravan as they take their show around North America for a six-week tour, astounding every audience they meet. Their musical styles range from flamenco to brass band, Romanian violin to Indian folk. And with humor and soul in their voices, they celebrate the best in Gypsy culture and the diversity of the Romani people in an explosion of song and dance. (Little Dust Prod.) Expand

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  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
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  1. 90
    I was thrilled and transported by it. It's a two-hour movie, and I'm only sorry it isn't two or three times as long.
  2. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    88
    This is music to gorge on, raw ethnic survival in the form of sound.
  3. An irresistibly vibrant concert-tour documentary.
  4. Sounds great and if nothing else should help diminish the stereotype, blasted by the film's subjects, of Gypsies as little more than pickpockets whom travelers need to be wary of.
  5. Gypsy music is the music of pain, poverty and oppression, all of which she's experienced; it's their blues.
  6. As a music document and as a labor of unabashed love, the nonfiction feature Gypsy Caravan could hardly be better; as a movie, it could stand some improvement.
  7. Reviewed by: Phil Hall
    40
    The film is a bore.

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  1. TimothyS.
    Sep 6, 2007
    6
    Great premise, but potential is not completely realized. At 110 minutes it feels longer - more editing needed. Jerky camera work is Great premise, but potential is not completely realized. At 110 minutes it feels longer - more editing needed. Jerky camera work is distracting. While the music is intriguing, the film did not follow through on opportunities to explain ethnic history and culture. Collapse

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