We had a lovely time at the Museum of the Moving Image on Friday August 15th 2014. The weather was perfect. The audience was divine. The location of the museum is in Astoria Queens right next to Kaufman Film Studios. Thanks to Warrington Hudlin for inviting us to be a part of his Changing the Picture series. Here are photos from the event by Joanie Cordova aka @ForCommunities. You can follow her on Twitter and Tumblr at that address. Our event coincided with a screening of work by Hong Kong film legends Patrick Lung Kong and Tsui Hark, “The Story of a Discharged Prisoner”. Thanks to Tim Wynn for moderating an exciting Q&A; Mike Dennis of ReelBlack for documenting the Q&A; and Mike Hodge, President of New York’s SAG-AFTRA for bringing his colleagues to the event. And thanks to producer Marlene Patterson for making Tango Macbeth possible!
Screening & Live Event
With director Nadine Patterson in person
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.
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.
Tango Macbeth is available internationally for home download or streaming. DVDs are on sale for use in schools and libraries. Be the first to own this groundbreaking new film. Read an interview with director Nadine Patterson and learn why Shakespeare is particularly relevant today.
Educators in the USA can order the film on DVD with French subtitles and Closed Captioning for $49.95. Click here to order. An Educational Guide link is here for free.
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 had an all star ensemble of movie goers at the Tugg AMC Magic Johnson Harlem 9 screening of Tango Macbeth. Warrington Hudlin came to see the film, along with other notable independent filmmakers based in New York such as Mariette Monpierre. Alexandra Bailey who plays Lady Macbeth also attended the screening. F&M alumni Crystal Jones, Joel Bramble, and Ellen Henneberry attended the event, as well as London Film School alumni Dana Verde. And a group of young women from the KippStar College Prep Academy attended. More photos to come! [photos by Mariette Monpierre]
If you missed the Harlem screening you can buy and watch the film on Digital HD via VHXTV for $7.99. Once you purchase it, you can stream or download the film on any device. We are offering a limited number of $1 off coupons. Just type in the code “TMAC” at http://tangomacbeth.vhx.tv/.
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.