A Thing of the Past

Latcho Drom - 35mm

A THING OF THE PAST: Latcho Drom (on 35mm)

A Thing of the Past is Ragtag’s new series celebrating contemporary musicals that imaginatively use song and dance to engage with history. Filmed in CinemaScope and stereophonic sound in eight countries, our first selection, the collaborative documentary Latcho Drom, conveys the story of the Romany people and their migration across Asia and Europe. Likely one of the film’s final 35mm exhibitions.

“An exuberant and stirring masterpiece. So powerful you virtually have to force yourself not to dance during long stretches of it.” (Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader)

Made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts