Orquesta Tipica (DOWNLOAD)
DIRECTED BY - Nicolas Entel
IndiePix Price: $11.99
RUNTIME - 90 minutes
RATING - Not Rated
YEAR - 2006
FORMAT - DVD Region All
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Orquesta Tipica started by accident when director/producer Nicholas Entel was walking through the streets of San Telmo - one of Buenos Aires' oldest neighborhoods. The film is about the political commitment and an understanding of music as a way of practicing cultural resistance displayed by a band to revive Tango music.
Orquesta Tipica started by accident when director/producer Nicholas Entel was walking through the streets of San Telmo - one of Buenos Aires' oldest neighborhoods.
"Just as many other Argentineans my age, I didn't care much for tango...until, by chance, I came across the Orquesta Tipica Fernandez Fierro playing on the street. First I saw twelve guys looking like wannabe rock stars pushing a piano down the street. Then I heard them play. Their sound was as elaborate as it was raw and powerful...filled with beauty and passion. It was love at first site. After that, I was also impressed by their political commitment and their understanding of music as a way of practicing cultural resistance. I also discovered elements which have been historically linked to counterculture, from Dada and cubism to jazz and punk rock music: all these components were present in their re-interpretation of a Typical Orchestra and Tango, a genre more than a hundred years old. Finally, it was very important for me as a citizen of Buenos Aires to discover how deeply tango was rooted in my unconscious."
- Audience Award - Best Documentary
2007 Beverly Hills Int'l Film Festival (Los Angeles, California, USA)
- Best Documentary - Music Subject
2007 Park City Film & Music Festival (Park City, Utah, United States)
- Opening Night Film
2007 Wild River Film Festival (St. Paul, Minnesota, United States)