For our first evening in our International Film Club as part of the Castillonnès Film Festival we offer this wonderfully captivation double feature.
The Tango and Me
In the world of tango, an unusual fact, the name of Alejandra Mantiñan shines alone, without being associated with that of a man.
Exceptional dancer, highly talented tango teacher, Alejandra achieved fame on her own merit.
In “TANGO AND ME”, Jorgen Erik Assentoft’s film, Alejandra transports us through the telling of her professional career, from her start to the present day.
We will see her dance with some of her famous companions, teaching advanced dancers who come to Buenos Aires from all over the world to follow her classes, being moved by the expressiveness of her dance through sensitive and daring filming.
To the world, Louis Armstrong is iconic — a symbol of musical genius, unparalleled success, and unassailable character.
To Sharon, he was simply Dad.
Armstrong’s wholesome, non-threatening image preserved his singular career as a black performer with unfettered access to a white man’s world. Yet he was more than a caricature; he had desires, he had longings, and in private, he held tightly to the things he loved. Perhaps closest to his heart was a child whom he hid from the world: a daughter sworn to a life of secrecy until now.
This is a rare opportunity to see these films and hear these stories.