Hearts of Tango is a 50-minute documentary about the Toronto tango scene, currently being produced and directed by Toronto’s own Miguel Libedinsky and Puentebyte Productions. The film’s trailer will be screened at local milongas through the months of June and July, beginning this Friday June 14 at Paradiso.
We got a special sneak peek at the film’s trailer and can assure you: this is no amateur production. It is an artful and articulate inquiry into why the tango scene is so vibrant here in Toronto, yet most of us cannot claim to be Argentinian. The trailer features many recognizable faces from our community and is a beautifully shot and edited tapestry of who the “we” is that comprises Toronto tango.
The film’s intention is to explore the tango landscape of our city: the music, the dance, its meeting places, etiquette, ambitions and frustrations, and how it fits into the multicultural mosaic that is Toronto. Clips from several interviews with visible members of our community capture the depth of why tango is so magnetic and nourishing for the spirit. In short: tango is feeling, unbounded by geography or nationality.
Libedinsky hopes that $9,800 will be raised throughout fundraising efforts this summer, so if you enjoy what you see in the trailer, please donate generously to support the art of Canadian filmmaking and the art of tango in Toronto. Like Hearts of Tango on Facebook to stay connected with the film’s development and screenings.
If you can’t make it this Friday June 14 to Paradiso, watch for the trailer being screened at TangoLoft, Milonga Portena and El Cafecito.