New Film: Tango Macbeth – MultiCultural Shakespeare, in dance and world music


A new film from Nadine Patterson, “Tango Macbeth” follows 20 actors over 11 days though the drama of the play and production of Macbeth. Join the filmmaker for the first showing, and celebration of Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, on April 23 in Harlem, New York. “Tango Macbeth” premiere’s at:

Wednesday April 23, 6:30-8:13pm

at AMC Magic Johnson Harlem 9

2309 Frederick Douglass Blvd

New York, NY 10027


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Synopsis: Shakespeare, dance and world music! A theater company rehearses Macbeth. A film crew documents their every move. The drama of the play intertwines with the drama of making the film. It’s unlike any version of Macbeth you have ever seen.



Produced and directed by the mother-daughter team Marlene Patterson (producer) and Nadine Patterson (director), TANGO MACBETH is their first feature length project. Their previous films include Anna Russell Jones: Praisesong for a Pioneering Spirit (Winner Best Documentary at Chicago’s African American Women in the Arts Film/Video Festival) and Moving with the Dreaming (winner Prized Pieces Award from the National Black Programming Consortium). TANGO MACBETH has played at film festivals in Philadelphia, Boston, New York, Chicago, Washington D.C., Argentina, and Paris. It is the first time a feature film adaptation of Shakespeare’s work has been released in theaters that is written and directed by an African American woman.

The film features Brian Anthony Wilson (from THE WIRE), Alexandra Bailey, Carlo Campbell, Eric Suter, Justin Bryant, Veronica Wathome, and James Tolbert.


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