Paco de Lucía: A Journey

2015, Spain, 95m, DCP

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Screened February 24, 2024

Part of the program

Paco de Lucía: A Journey chronicles the life and career of one of the world’s most celebrated flamenco guitarists, the father of Modern Flamenco, Paco de Lucía. Traveling through the decades and landscapes that informed the Algeciras genius, the Goya-winning documentary tells the story of the brilliant guitarist through several interviews conducted between 2010 and 2014 with artists of different genres who influenced and were influenced by him. The film also features archival footage and the musician’s own profound reflections on life, politics, creation, loneliness, good and evil. The story ends where it began, with a guitar in his hand, and Paco preparing his latest album, Canción Andaluza.

Winner: 2015 Goya Award for Best Documentary (Mejor Película Documental)

In Spanish and English, with English subtitles

Presented as part of the Paco de Lucía Legacy Festival (Feb. 20-24, 2024), a weeklong festival held in New York City to celebrate the legacy of the flamenco pioneer and visionary around the tenth anniversary of his passing on February 25, 2014. Read more about the festival here.

In association with the Fundación Música Creativa and the Queen Sofía Spanish Institute 

A film by Curro Sánchez