Tango Film Series continues this Wednesday (7/29)!!!
The Tango Film Series 2015 will continue this Wednesday, July 29 at 730pm. Address is 610 S 8th Avenue, Bozeman. We will start the film (Fermín, Glories of Tango) at 800pm sharp. It is feature length, running for 110 minutes. Hope to see lots of you there!
Film 2: Fermín glorias del Tango (2014 Argentina, Directors Hernan Findling and Oliver Kolker)
Set primarily in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Fermin is an 85 year-old patient at a typical “third-world” public hospital being treated for post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. It has been decades since Fermin was committed to the institution yet his condition has not improved. Ezequiel is a 33 year-old psychiatrist who comes on the scene to treat the difficult patient and discovers that he is only able to communicate by using the cryptic lyrics of Tango, a peculiar characteristic indeed.
We witness a wonderful doctor/patient relationship develop as we are periodically taken back in time to Fermin’s younger years as one of the most popular tango dancers in 1940s Buenos Aires. In an effort to better understand his patient, the young ambitious doctor finds himself immersed in the tango world. Not only does Ezequiel find passion in this beautiful dance but also finds love when he meets Fermin’s beautiful granddaughter, Eva, herself a popular tango dancer. Fermin’s condition steadily improves as we ultimately learn the reason for his peculiar illness.
Tango Film Series (Summer 2015)
Dance is a vehicle not only to express oneself, but also to explore the depths of our being. Social partner dances, like Tango, offer the additional layer of connection with others, which is an important aspect of the human condition that is growing increasingly rare in this age.
Film provides a platform for artists to communicate ideas and express themselves, while offering viewers an opportunity to feel a range of emotions the artist hoped to evoke. Motion pictures also draw our gaze inwards, where we can think carefully about what the film is trying to say, and how each of us interpret that message. Watching a movie together and discussing our responses is a way for us to interact, learn about one another, connect, and potentially share understanding in our community.
This is an invitation to start new friendships, or to deepen connections that have already started on the dance floor. It’s a chance to combine Tango and film, thought and community. It’ll be fresh, it’ll be fun, it’ll be as light or as deep as you’d like to make it. Hope to see you there!