Derby & Groma

  • 9.5 10
  • 2013
  • 16min
Derby & Groma
  • Original Title: Derby & Groma (2013)

Some photographs found in the streets of Buenos Aires trigger an investigation into the possible existence of two varieté dancers of the vibrant 20's.

Derby & Groma

AWARDS: Special Jury Prize. Chicago International Movies & Music Festival

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: Hot Docs/ Heartland/ DOC NYC/ International Festival of Films On Art/ Cine Las Americas/ Chicago International Movies & Music Festival/ Regard sur le court métrage/ Festival temps d´images

Derby and Groma. The mysterious dancers of Buenos Aires

Building on a collection of photos found discarded in the streets of Buenos Aires, Derby & Groma pieces together a narrative surrounding a mysterious performing duo from a bygone era. 

The film paints a vibrant picture of Argentina during the 1920s and '30s and attests to the value of cultural artifacts to help recover a forgotten past while enlivening our imaginations.

Kara Blake
Kara Blake Director

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