Films about rehearsals rarely have the intensity of TANGO MACBETH. The blood, sweat and tears of the creation process are on full display. The work is an intricate puzzle: a play, within a documentary, within a narrative framework. During the two hottest weeks of the year, the cast and crew endure 100 degree heat while rehearsing and shooting Macbeth in the 100 year old Plays and Players Theater in Philadelphia. An upscale reality television format mixed with surreal black and white interpretations of dramatic action, cause the viewer to rethink their notions of ‘play’, ‘documentary’, ‘casting’ and the filmmaking process. This film is great for lovers of Shakespeare and for people unfamiliar with his work. The soundtrack, set design, costume and casting reflect African, Asian, Latin American, and European cultures. The multi-ethnic cast and crew create an earthy visceral interpretation of the text, which opens up the work for all audiences.
Shakespeare, dance and world music! A theater company rehearses Macbeth. A film crew documents their every move. The drama of the play interweaves with the drama of the making of the film. It’s unlike any version of Macbeth you have ever seen.
It’s a play, within a documentary, within a film. It’s Shakespeare’s Macbeth for today’s multicultural audiences. It’s a deconstruction of Macbeth with world music, contemporary dance, and cinema verite. It’s a film that is unlike any other interpretation of Macbeth.
Q&A with Cast & Crew @ TANGO MACBETH World Premiere
DATE: March 22, 2012
LOCATION: Painted Bride Art Center- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
CREDIT: Shot and recorded by REELBLACK
SUBJECT: Cast & Crew Q&A at the World Premiere of TANGO MACBETH. Find out what happens after the cast and crew views the film for the very first time. Nadine Patterson, th...