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Directed by Bruno Le Jean

France 2012 7:00 p.m.

Director Bruno Le Jean set out to make a musical documentary about “gypsy jazz,” but ended up with a unique portrait of four guitar virtuosos who share common bonds of humor, fraternity, history, and impressive musical chops. Forged by the warm friendship between master musicians Angelo Debarre, Tchavolo Schmitt, Ninine Garcia, and Moreno, Sons of the Wind offers a peek into the musicians’ extended families and the ways in which their nomadic gypsy heritage is coming to an end. Heirs to a musical tradition made famous by the legendary Django Reinhart, these men learned techniques that were handed down through their families’ oral traditions, amid the camps and caravans where they were born to live and breathe music. “The gypsy-jazz guitar is the star of a valentine to the Romani way of life.”—The Hollywood Reporter.

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