Part of the series Changing the Picture, sponsored by Time Warner, Inc.
Dir. Nadine Patterson. 2012, 74 mins. Digital projection. With Alexandra Bailey, Brian Anthony Wilson. In this multicultural and experimental Macbeth, a theater company rehearses the play while a documentary crew follows them. This blend of world music, contemporary dance, humor, and cinema verite is a refreshing take on the classic tragedy, and the first film adaptation of Shakespeare directed by an African-American woman.
Tickets for Friday evening screenings: $12 ($9 for senior citizens and students / free for Museum members) and includes admission to the Museum’s galleries, which are open until 8:00 p.m. For more information on membership and to join online, visit our membership page.
Ongoing Sponsored by Time Warner Inc.
Organized by Chief Curator David Schwartz and Warrington Hudlin
This ongoing series celebrates and explores the work of film and television artists of color who are bringing diverse voices to the screen. The series, which consists of screenings and discussions with directors, writers, actors, scholars, and more, includes contemporary work as well as historically significant work that has played an important role in the evolving attempt to “change the picture” and bring a wider variety of voices and visions to the moving image.
You can purchase a Digital HD version of the film via VHX.TV for $6.99. Once you purchase it you can stream or download the film on any device. Just type in the code “TMAC” at http://tangomacbeth.vhx.tv/ to get the discounted price.
We are excited to announce that Tango Macbeth is available online. VHX is a new service that enables artists to sell directly to fans. We are offering a download and streaming version without DRM (Digital Rights Management). This means you can watch the HD MV4 version of the film on any device. The price is $7.99. Once you click on the image below, go to the sight and type in “TMAC” in the redeem code button to receive a discount. Please keep in touch with us and let us know what you think!
Approximately 150 people from the beautiful city of Pittsburgh came out to see the premiere of TANGO MACBETH at Southside Works Cinema. Thanks to the Sembene Film & Arts Festival for co-sponsoring the event. Thanks to Martha Conley and Cindy Goodman-Leib for promoting the film. And thanks to Tugg for making it all possible!
Photographs by Scott Leib, Cindy Goodman-Leib, Mitch Leib, and David Conley.
We are presenting our film via Tugg. You MUST make your reservation online. You can order your $10 tickets here http://www.tugg.com/events/7259. It is best if you order your ticket today or before February 17th. Don’t miss out on this one time only Pittsburgh screening with director Nadine Patterson. There will be a Q&A immediately following the film with the director and assistant director Martha Conley.
The Sembene Film & Arts Festival formed in 2009 to celebrate the life and honor the legacy of Senegalese filmmaker Ousmane Sembène. Ousmane Sembène is considered the ‘Father of African Cinema’ and one of the most important filmmakers of the 20th century. Sembène – the Film & Arts Festival is the first film festival ever launched in honor of the Ousmane Sembène and it’s the first film festival in the region dedicated to showcasing films by, about and from the African Diaspora.
Festival organizers see the festival as a vehicle to speak to the critical issues facing people of African descent – indeed, the world community. Check out the February line-up. Visit: http://www.sembenefilmfestival.org/
I look forward to meeting you all at Southside Works Cinema! Tuesday 7pm February 18th— Cheers, Nadine Patterson, writer/director TANGO MACBETH
JANUARY 23RD, 2014—- Philly RITZ 5 Theatrical Premiere of TANGO MACBETH! Photography by Stephanie Malson. Thanks to the Philly community for all of your support! Thanks for showing your love! Thanks for traversing the snow and surviving the cold. Audience members ranged in age from 7 months to 85+ years old. The Tugg.com event sold 204 tickets! This is a dream come true for me as a filmmaker. Thank you one and all!— Nadine Patterson, TANGO MACBETH
Welcome to the official website for TANGO MACBETH.
It’s a play, within a documentary, within a film. It’s unlike any version of Macbeth you have ever seen. The Assistant Director for TANGO MACBETH is Pittsburgh’s own Martha Conley.
We are presenting our film via Tugg. You can make your reservation online. You can order your $10 tickets here http://www.tugg.com/events/7259. Your account will not be charged until we meet the threshold of 64 seats. If we do not meet that mark by Tuesday February 11th, the film event will be cancelled and your card will not be charged.
We MUST make the threshold, and preferably way before the deadline. Please join us in this exciting new way of bringing American Independent Cinema to communities across the USA. I look forward to meeting you all at Southside Works Cinemas! Tuesday 7pm February 18th— Cheers, Nadine Patterson, writer/director TANGO MACBETH
We have exceeded the threshold of 111 for the RITZ 5 screening of Tango Macbeth at 7:30pm on Thursday January 23rd, 2014. If you have ordered tickets please print out your ticket and bring it with you to the event. You must have your ticket in order to claim your seat.
17 seats are available. We have put in a request for a larger screening room, but be warned, we may not get it. So please order your tickets as soon as possible to ensure that you have a seat for the film.
Thanks to everyone who has promoted this event to the Philadelphia cultural community. This would not have been possible without you!
Landmark RITZ 5 is located at 2nd and Walnut Streets, Philadelphia PA 19106.
TANGO MACBETH premieres at the RITZ 5 to kick off its national tour 7:30pm Thursday January 23rd, 2014. Tickets are $13 via Tugg.com. Don’t miss the opportunity to see this groundbreaking film. Director Nadine Patterson, and composer Lenny Seidman will be present for a Q&A following the screening. It is the only scheduled screening for the city of Philadelphia in 2014. RITZ 5 movie theater is located at 2nd and Walnut Streets, Philadelphia PA 19106. It is accessible via SEPTA.
This is a fundraiser in honor of PHILADANCO. When you reserve your ticket, we encourage you to make a donation of $10, $25, $50 or $100 towards PHILADANCO (a 501 c3 organization). Ninety- percent of your donation is tax deductible.
PHILADANCO Founder/Executive Artistic Director Joan Myers Brown accepts the National Medal of the Arts from President Barack Obama — the nation’s highest civic honor for excellence in the arts — at a ceremony that took place July 10th, 2013 at the White House.
Rooted in African-American cultural traditions, PHILADANCO’s mission is to present the highest quality of professional dance performance and improve the skills of emerging and professional dancers and choreographers in a nurturing environment, while increasing the appreciation of dance among its many communities. Across the nation and around the world, PHILADANCO is celebrated for its innovation, creativity and preservation of predominantly African-American traditions in dance. Founded in 1970, PHILADANCO has a legacy of breaking barriers and building bridges across cultural divides, consistently performing for audiences representing an amalgamation of people from diverse communities. PHILADANCO is recognized for its artistic integrity, superbly trained dancers and electrifying performances. Inherent in our mission is a commitment to empowering youth with crucial leadership and development skills that facilitate achievement and success in the world of dance and everyday life. For more information please go to http://www.philadanco.org/.
We hope to see you at this event. We are thankful for your continued support. — Carmella Vassor-Johnson and Nadine Patterson, Event Organizers