Wednesday, December 21, 2011
In the U.S.: "Kumpania" Los Angeles Flamenco
The mysterious pull of an old Spanish Romani art form on a group of contemporary musicians in Los Angeles is the essence of the documentary film "KUMPANIA Flamenco Los Angeles."
Directed by Katina Dunn, Cinematography by Avi Cohen, Film Editing by Noah Berlow & Executive Produced by Kevin Dunn. An official selection of The Buffalo International Film Festival 2011.
Starring Antonio De Jerez, Vanessa Acosta-Albalos, Mizuho Sato, Briseyda Zarate Fernandez, Jose Tanaka, Timo Nunez, Paloma Rios, Kai Narezo, Tony Triana, Gerardo Morales, Gabriel Lautaro Osuna, Joey Heredia, Deborah Lawler and Bruce Bisenz.
Katina Dunn was a journalist for decades starting at City News Bureau in Chicago and The SouthTown Economist, publishing in the Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Reader and Newsweek, among other periodicals. As a teenager, she studied at the Art Institute and American Academy of Art. She graduated Northwestern University in 1980. Later, she was Image Editor and columnist at the Orange County Register and founded the Mt. Wilson Observer newsweekly in 2008. She studied filmmaking with Film Independent and the International Documentary Association. In 2010, she was accepted to Werner Herzog's Rogue Film School.