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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.
Dear TANGO MACBETH FANS,
Thank you for your purchase of TANGO MACBETH. We added a special hidden feature. When you open up the film to stream on your device, scroll down and you will see 2 files for my book ALWAYS EMERGING. One file is the book, and the other is the cover. Pages 66-68 are about TANGO MACBETH. The complete book is a pocket guide to independent filmmaking. Part memoir, part advice guide. Let me know what you think!
All the best,
Nadine Patterson, director TANGO MACBETH