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Tango Macbeth (2012)

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At Philadelphia's Plays and Players Theater choreographer Zane Booker and film director Nadine Patterson rehearse Macbeth with a 20 member cast. The action of the play dovetails into the real life events of the rehearsal.

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Credited cast:
Daniel Armella ...
Seyton / Murderer
Alexandra Bailey ...
Justin Bryant ...
Erin Callahan ...
Samuel - Son of Macduff
Carlo Campbell ...
Comfort Dassin ...
Witch / Murderer / Mistress (as Valerie Heckel)
Rashan Jackson ...
Donalbain / Angus
Matia Johnson ...
Murderer / Mistress
Jessyca Marie Lam ...
Janice McDuffy ...
Adrianna Poindexter ...
Wendy Staton ...
Witch / Old Lady
Eric T. Suter ...
Witch / Murderer


Films about the rehearsal process 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 of a film with its 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. 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 multi-ethnic cast and crew create an earthy visceral interpretation of the text, which opens up the work for all audiences. Written by N. M. Patterson

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It's a play, within a documentary, within a film.



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23 January 2014 (USA)  »

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$250,000 (estimated)

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16:9 HD
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