A Fistful of Tango
An evening of tango dancing, film, and live music at KMFA Studios.
Time & Location
Sep 22, 2022, 7:00 PM
KMFA Studios, 41 Navasota St, Austin, TX 78702, USA
About the Event
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"A Fistful of Tango" is a comedic reimagining of the 1920 silent western film ""The Toll Gate" directed by William S. Hart. Pianist Justin Sherburn and violinist Leigh Mahoney of Montopolis will provide the live musical score, performing the traditional tango arrangements of Austin composer Glover Gill. Comedians Mac Blake and Carlos LaRotta have rewritten the movie in the irreverent and absurdist style typical of Master Pancake Theater. Monica Caivano and Gustavo Simplis of Esquina Tango dance studio will perform during the screening. See the trailer HERE.
Second in the trilogy of comedy westerns that began in 2020 with "The Return of Draw Egan", "A Fistful of Tango" follows the protagonist, WIlliam Foxtrot, on a quest for tango, justice, and more tango. The original 1920 film "The Toll Gate" has been edited to support this new story, and the live score of traditional tangos provided by Sherburn and Mahoney is the culmination of 20 years of collaboration with composer and arranger Glover Johns Gill (Tosca Tango Orchestra, Glovertango).