After much anticipation, this week is the official premiere of the film the global tango community has been waiting for: Tango Glories (Fermín). The 30th Chicago Latino Film Festival (CLFF) kicks off Thursday, April 3rd with the Opening Night, featuring Hernán Findling’s and Oliver Kolker’s film, where tango is the main character. The Gala will take place at the AMC River East 21, located at 322 E. Illinois St. The event begins at 6 p.m. and will include the premiere of Glorias del Tango, as well as a reception. The event is proudly sponsored by the Consulate General of Argentina in Chicago.
To continue with the rhythm of tango after the premiere, join Artango Bistro this Friday, April 4th for a unique South American dining experience with tango music and dancing, as well as the presence of special guests from the motion picture, including the directors themselves, Oliver Kolker and Hernán Findling. Artango Bistro will feature the dinner menu along with various specials for the tango extravaganza. Open tango dancing will begin at 10 p.m. with music from the era of the film, the Golden Age of tango from the 1920s to the 1950s. You will live the tango compás with the sharp sound of the bandoneon and the soothing melodies of the violin.
Let the tango music this Friday transport you to a different time, one of Buenos Aires in the 1940s. In the film, 33 year-old psychiatrist Ezequiel Kaufman stumbles upon a patient. Fermín Turdera, 85, expresses himself exclusively with tango lyrics and song titles as a result of a post traumatic stress disorder. Their friendship allows Ezequiel to discover the Argentina of the past… the Buenos Aires of the 1940s. It was a time of social change, paradoxes, passion and clandestinity.
Stop by 4217 N. Ravenswood this Friday, April 4th to dive deeper into this trip back to time, the Tango Glories. Enjoy South American dishes with tango music and special guests. Guests will have the opportunity to chat with the directors, while taking a break from dancing.
Tickets for the Opening Gala Night on April 3rd at the Chicago Latino Film Festival are still available and can be purchased here: