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 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.
Our Pittsburgh premiere is now co-sponsored by the Sembene Film & Arts Festival.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Deadline for sending us the information on your group and group leader is January 22nd.
***Please note we will not be selling DVDs at the screening.
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.