With carnival weekend upon us, some may laugh with unfettered joy, whilst others contemplate whether adding a dial combination lock to their front door is going to far…
If you are of the former persuasion, here are a few Carnival-inspired pick-me-up type film suggestions to get you/keep you in the mood:
A dizzying documentary with some of the jumpiest, most beautiful music you could hope to clap your ears on… An intimate exploration and exposition of gypsy music and life through some of their greatest performers. If you want to set your own soundtrack to Carnival, here’s a good place to start.
PARIS IS BURNING:
Fierce and beautiful documentary on the New York voguing scene and drag balls of the 80s. Show Madonna how it’s done with your post-viewing moves…
Vivacious little film with actor and director, Mathieu Amalric, playing the manager of a team of American burlesque dancers on tour in Paris. Watch this with your feathers on, and then venture out to join the rest of London’s fabulous peacocks.
TEARS OF THE BLACK TIGER:
If you are one of those people for whom Carnival makes you feel:
then how about something a bit more soothing? Why not go on retreat..?
INTO GREAT SILENCE:
WHEEL OF TIME:
BARAKA & SAMSARA:
posted by Dixie Turner