Win Tickets ($20): “Latcho Drom” Screening @ Bagdad Theater | Silent Auction, Fundraiser for Festival Romani

We are giving away a pair of tickets to “Latcho Drom” Screening @ Bagdad Theater on July 3. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, June 28.

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From our sponsors:
"Latch Drom" Screening @ Bagdad Theater “Latcho Drom” screening
July 3, 2013
Doors 4:30 p.m. / Show starts at 6 p.m. | $10 | All Ages
More info: mcmenamins.com

Bagdad Theater
3702 SE Hawthorne Blvd Portland, OR 97214
(503) 236-9234 | More info: mcmenamins.com

This summer, Portland will be treated to a one of a kind event- Latcho Drom, (“Safe Journey”) a musical documentary which takes viewers on a lyrical, thought-provoking, visually stunning journey along the paths of the Romani (Gypsy) diaspora, told through musicians and dancers of India, Egypt, Turkey, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, France, and Spain. This well- loved film was written and directed by French/Romani filmmaker Tony Gatlif and the cast comprises Romani people sharing their culture.

Doors open at 4:30 with a silent auction and $10 raffle tickets to win a Flamenco guitar (value $680). Film will start at 6:00pm.

This screening is a fundraiser for the upcoming Festival Romani– an exuberant celebration of Gypsy music and dance from around the world. This unique festival will offer a rare and authentic glimpse into a culture which is so often misunderstood and stereotyped. The mission of the festival is to celebrate the extraordinary diversity, beauty, and passion of Romani (Gypsy) music and dance. By exploring the influence and legacy of the music, the festival hopes to deepen the understanding and appreciation of Romani culture.

The festival offers traditional and contemporary Romani music and dance by both local and international performers. In addition, artisanal vendors of adornments and crafts, food, wine garden, cultural presentations, and a children’s area with story-telling, crafts, and instrument “petting zoo”. The festival will take place on Saturday, August 17th, 2013, at the Sellwood Riverfront Park, Portland, Oregon, from 10am to 8pm with an after-party at the Bossanova Ballroom from 8:30pm to 2am.

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10 Responses to Win Tickets ($20): “Latcho Drom” Screening @ Bagdad Theater | Silent Auction, Fundraiser for Festival Romani

  1. LA Starcevich June 26, 2013 at 2:03 pm #

    Hi there — I would love to win the tickets and bring my 5-year old daughter to see this movie on the big screen! She has enjoyed clips of this movie since she was tiny and it has inspired many creative dance sessions.

  2. N Veenker June 26, 2013 at 7:25 pm #

    I remember renting Latcho Drom almost 10 years ago and found it very inspiring. I would love to be reinspired by this amazing film in a large than life format!

  3. Bill W. June 27, 2013 at 6:40 am #

    This would be fun and informative.

  4. [email protected] June 27, 2013 at 9:30 am #

    i’ve been eyeing a trip to eastern europe, and what better insight into a culture than music and dance (other than including food in that mix:)?

  5. Kalli June 27, 2013 at 2:16 pm #

    This is unlike anything I would go to on my own but I want to check it out!

  6. Ren Thompson June 27, 2013 at 2:41 pm #

    This is my favorite film of ALL TIME! I haven’t seen it on the big screen in many years. I would love to bring my husband to see this. Oh please please pick me! :-)

  7. Jenette June 27, 2013 at 11:49 pm #

    I love all of Tony Gatlif’s films that I’ve viewed, but for me, Latcho Drom might be the most powerful. It would be amazing to see it on a big screen!! This is a cool fundraiser for a great event, and while I can’t support it financially at this time, I’d love the opportunity to be an enthusiastic participant in the evening’s events.

  8. Suzanne Penn June 28, 2013 at 3:44 am #

    I would love to win tickets to this, my fiancee is of Bohemian decent and we have both been trying to research more about her gypsy roots…this would make a fantastic 1 year anniversary surprise!

  9. Pascal June 28, 2013 at 9:28 am #

    A.) because I’m 3/16 gypsy and

    B.) because i was able to solve the math problem at the top of this post.

  10. Monte June 29, 2013 at 5:20 am #

    Super cool! I’m always interested in learning about new cultures and history. It keeps life interesting. The festival later in the year sounds great too!

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