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.
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
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.
Good Day HipCinema Friends,
The snow has melted and we are heading into the last days for ticket reservations for TANGO MACBETH. We MUST reach 111 ticket sales or the screening will be cancelled. We are offering a DVD to each person that organizes a group of 10 or more people to attend the Jan. 23rd screening at the Ritz 5 http://www.tugg.com/go/zzkfxw. So if you include the ticket(s) you have already reserved and get additional friends to join (up to a total of at least 10) you get a Tango Macbeth DVD. Please send an email to email@example.com with your name and include a list of names/or # of the people who will join you at the event and the name of your organization/group. We encourage you to call people over the phone or make the request face to face as well as email, FaceBook or text. Go to www.tangomacbeth.com for more information on the film. Again thank you for your support. See you at the Ritz!
TANGO MACBETH is coming to a theater near you through Tugg! Click on this link to follow the film and be notified when TANGO MACBETH comes to your town. You can also work with us and Tugg to host a screening of the film. Watch this space for more information.
“We, the viewers, are invited to engage in the film’s tango of power, responsibility, and consequences through director Nadine Patterson’s artistic choices to recast and re-present Shakespeare’s Macbeth in ways that reflect cultural histories and rhythms with African and multicultural roots.” —- Dr. Joan May T. Cordova @ForCommunities