(NR) Argentina – 1 hr 30 min – with subtitles
2023 · d. Yael Szmulewicz
Starring Patricio Crom
General Public: $25
BMFI Members: $20
After obtaining an old Boca de Estrella guitar like the one played by tango icon Carlos Gardel, tango musician/guitar collector Patricio Crom sets out to restore the instrument and discover its true sound—and then use it in a concert featuring some of today’s best Argentine tango guitarists. Along the way, Crom explores the different techniques of guitar playing, the challenges of guitar building and restoration, and the enduring passion for the guitar and Carlos Gardel.
Patricio Crom will join us for a live performance in the theater before the screening and will stay for a post-film conversation.
This screening is presented in partnership with the Philadelphia Argentine Tango School. It is the kick-off event for the 11th annual Philadelphia Tango Festival, which offers classes, concerts, social dances, lectures, and more for dancers of all levels, May 26-29.
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