Separado! – a journey into the Welsh teahouses of Brazil and Argentina

By | 27 July, 2010

Star Trek meets Buena Vista Social Club in this psychedelic western musical as Welsh pop legend Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals) takes us on a pan continental road trip in search of his long lost Patagonian uncle, the poncho wearing guitarist Rene Griffiths.

In 1880, following a controversial horse race that led to an unresolved death, Gruff Rhys’ family split as Dafydd Jones took his young family to join the burgeoning Welsh community in Patagonia, South America. There was to be no contact between the families for almost a century when in 1974 Rene Griffiths arrived in Wales with his Latin infused Welsh love songs and became an over night sensation.

Director Dylan Goch follows Gruff Rhys on a tour that takes in the theatres, nightclubs and desert teahouses of Wales, Brazil and the Argentine Andes as he discovers what became of his family, the Welsh Diaspora and its musical legacy.

Current UK screenings for the film:

30th July – 2 weeks – Chapter Cardiff
Box office: +44(0)29 2030 4400
http://www.chapter.org/

1st August – BFI – Event
Box office: 020 7928 3232
http://www.bfi.org.uk/

2nd August – Curzon Soho – Event
Box office: 0871 7033 988
http://www.curzoncinemas.com/venues/soho

6th August – Bradford Pictureville
Box office: 0870 7010 200
http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk

13th August – Derby Quad – 4 days
Box office: 01332 290606
http://www.derbyquad.co.uk/

13th August – Cinema City Norwich – week
Box office: 0871 902 5724
http://www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Cinema_City/

16th August – Phoenix Leicester – 4 days
Box office: 0116 242 2800
http://phoenix.org.uk/

20th August – Queens Film Theatre – Belfast
Box office: (028) 9097 1097
http://www.queensfilmtheatre.com/

20th August – Green Man Festival
Box office: 0871 424 4444
http://www.greenman.net/

29th August – World Party Weekend – Swansea
Box office: free
http://www.swanseabayfestival.com/worldpartyweekend

24th Sept – Hay-on-wye – Festival screening
Box office: 01497 822 629
http://www.hayfestival.com

25th Sept – Theatr Mwldan – 5 days
Box office: 01239 621200
http://www.mwldan.co.uk/

4th Nov – Theatr Clwyd Cymru
Box office: 0845 3303565
http://www.clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk/

More info:
Seperado Official Website


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