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Piazzolla, the Years of the Shark

Piazzolla, los años del tiburón

DANIEL ROSENFELD
Argentina, France, Japan, 2018
90 minutes, Color

For the first time ever, the hidden archives of revolutionary Argentine bandoneon player Astor Piazzolla are opened by his son and daughter, Daniel and Diana, in this cinematic portrait of the worldwide legendary composer whose new approach to tango changed the genre indefinitely. His nuevo tango, with its jazz and classical influences, made him a controversial figure in his native country both musically and politically, as his revolutionary ideas clashed with traditional practice. Piazzolla, the Years of the Shark provides rare insight into intimate aspects of Piazzolla's life and career through never-before-seen footage of family films combined with archive material to paint a vivid portrait of the elusive Piazzolla: self-assured, obstinate, passionate, and a true virtuoso. Composed of a juxtaposition of images from public and private spheres, this portrait allows the viewer to get to know the mind of a musical genius. —Various sources

In Spanish, English, and French with English subtitles


Thursday, May 2
8:15 PM
$14.00
Saturday, May 4
8:15 PM
$14.00

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