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Mar 30th – Screening of “Oh My, What a Night!” at Oxygen Tango in LA!

Screening of “Oh My, What a Night!” at Oxygen Tango
Tango Silent Films debut screening in Los Angeles, CA!

Tango Silent Films at Oxygen Tango LAWhen: Friday, March 30, 2012
8:00pm until 10:00pm

Where: End-Of-Term BEGINNER’S MILONGA
Oxygen Tango
12958 Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066 (MAP)
Suggested donation $10 includes snacks, film, and dancing!

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Tango Silent Films is very pleased to debut in LA at Oxygen Tango’s Beginner’s Milonga. The Beginner’s Milonga is a celebration of new dancers and tango culture and it’s the perfect venue for screening “Oh My, What a Night!” which is a hilarious exploration of the many pitfalls and challenges of trying to find dances in the confusing world of the tango dance hall.

Dancers of all levels are very much encouraged to attend. This is a screening that you do not want to miss, plus you get to welcome in a whole new generation of dancers into your community!

Joe Leonardo, writer and director of the Tango Silent Films project will also be at the screening and visiting LA that weekend for the first time! He’s excited and looking forward to meeting and getting to know more dancers from the LA tango community.

Two Milongas in LA on March 30th!
A Special All-Nighter at Milonga Querida begins after Oxygen Tango’s Beginner’s Milonga. Come to both events and carpool between them with friends, if you can!

Milonga QueridaFacebook Event Page
Live Arts Los Angeles
4210 Panamint Street (at Eagle Rock Blvd), Los Angeles, CA 90065

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TSF IndieGoGo Fundraiser Update. Screenplays!

New $25 Perk: 5 Tango Silent Films Screenplays!

In the final two weeks our the TSF Fundraiser, I’ve decided to add another perk to give you small look behinds the scenes of Tango Silent Films. Get the screenplays for TSF ep. #1-4 plus “Sadie’s Song” by contributing $25 and claiming The “Joe Leonardo” perk!

At the end of the fundraiser, we’ll email you PDFs of the scripts. VISIT Indigogo.com/tangosilentfilms to contribute!

Did you know that we write full scripts with dialog for our films? Check out a sample script page:

Congratulations to The Artist at the Academy Awards!

Congratulations to The Artist at the Academy Awards!

The Artist Film PosterFor the first time since 1929 a silent film was nominated and won an Academy Award for best picture. The Artist, picked up honors for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor, as well as Best Costume Design and Best Original Music Score.

The story takes place in Hollywood between 1927 and 1932 and focuses on the relationship of an older silent film star and a rising young actress, as silent films fall out of fashion and are replaced by the talkies. Most of the film itself is silent, except for the non-diegetic soundtrack; it was produced in black and white and in the older 4:3 aspect ratio.

The artists here at Tango Silent Films wish to congratulate the cast and crew of The Artist and their wonderfully inspiring film, illustrating that a breathtaking story, compelling acting, moving music, beautiful costumes and commitment can produce true art.

We are inspired to continue our exploration and development of these similar themes and techniques in Tango Silent Films. Thank you.

(written by Ted Roe)
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Tango Silent Films Fundraiser on IndieGoGO.com

Tango Silent Films Indiegogo Fundraiser Banner

Tango Silent Films Fundraiser on IndieGoGO.com

From January 28th to March 28th 2012, Tango Silent Films is doing a fundraising drive through the site IndieGoGO.com. IndieGoGo is an social fundraising website (much like Kickstarter) that’s geared toward independent film and we are very excited to launch our first fundraising campaign through them.

Please visit our page and read more about our project and the fundraising campaign:

indiegogo.com/tangosilentfilms

Thanks!!!

WHY SHOULD YOU SUPPORT TSF?

  1. We are a community-oriented, independent film company pursuing a totally original vision.
  2. We have already proven that we are capable of executing our vision beautifully, given the proper tools.
  3. Tango Silent Films Indiegogo Fundraiser PosterWe are producing a unique product with the potential to introduce the culture of Argentine tango music and dance in a creative & effective way to those who’ve never heard of it. Ultimately, TSF will promote the health and growth of the Argentine tango community worldwide.
  4. We are setting a precedent, showing how a tango community can pool its resources & find creative ways to channel our love of the dance and of our community into other art forms.
  5. Donating to the Tango Silent Films project is a reflection of the desire to support tango itself; to see it depicted with humor, self-awareness, sweetness, and tender authenticity.
  6. We believe that tango, a social dance, is about connection & community. By supporting our project you are connecting yourselves to us, joining our community (if you aren’t already a part of it), and participating more fully in our community (if you are). Even if you can only afford a small donation, it will connect you to our project & grow the TSF community!

We are incredibly proud & grateful to be supported by tango dancers. WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT for the Tango Silent Films project to come into fruition!

Thank you so much for taking the time to learn about our project. See you soon at a milonga film screening!

VISIT indiegogo.com/tangosilentfilms

Premiere Screening of “One, Two, Three!” January 28th in Portland

Tango Silent Films "One, Two, Three!"

Premiere Screening of “One, Two, Three!”
January 28th in Portland

We are very pleased announce the premiere screening of the newest Tango Silent Film, “One, Two, Three!” in Portland OR at Tango Berretín. This is our 4th episode in the Tango Silent Films series and follows heroes Buddy, Chance, and Patience as the take on the art of practicing the tango. We are SO excited to share this wonderful and hilarious new film with you!

Tango Silent Films "One, Two, Three!"
Saturday January 28th at Tango Berretín – 11pm
During The “aime comme moi” Milonga
6305 SE Foster Rd. Portland, OR

Film Screening at 11pm sharp
Drop-in Beginners Tango Lesson 8pm
Dancing 9pm-1am
$10 for Dancing and Film – $5 for Film only

The Film:
“One, Two, Three!” (Episode #4 of the Tango Silent Films Project)
Runtime 12 minutes
Description: All so eager to develop their dance skills in Argentine tango, our heroes Patience Trueheart, Chance Beaumain, and Buddy St. Cloud find out the practice doesn’t always make perfect. “One, Two, Three!” is a short silent film with an Argentine Tango soundtrack in the style of 1920’s “two-reelers” that’s full of laughs, surprises and fun.

Watch the trailer for “One, Two, Three!”

Trailer for "One, Two, Three!" - Tango Silent Films Ep. #4 from Tango Silent Films on Vimeo.

The Dance:
The film will be screened during a very special “aime comme moi” Milonga (Argentine tango social dance party). If you are new to Argentine tango, Joe Leonardo will be offering a wonderful beginner’s class this evening from 8 to 9pm. Dancing will be 9pm-1am with the screening at 11pm in the main room.

Check out the FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE!

For more information about the Tango Silent Films project, visit tangosilentfilms.com.

This film was made in part with the support of PROJECT TANGO (SF Bay Area)