Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements

Our Last Tango

Un tango más

2015, German Kral, Argentina/Germany, 85 min. With María Nieves Rego, Juan Carlos Copes.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22

The 6:15 PM screening is a Movie Club event. Join us for a post-screening conversation and a complimentary beverage in the Gene Siskel Film Center’s Gallery/Café. Movie ticket required.

Show Times

  • Fri, Jun 17th 2:00pm
  • Fri, Jun 17th 6:00pm
  • Sat, Jun 18th 7:45pm
  • Sun, Jun 19th 4:45pm
  • Mon, Jun 20th 8:00pm
  • Tue, Jun 21st 8:15pm
  • Wed, Jun 22nd 6:15pm
  • Thu, Jun 23rd 8:15pm
  • Fri, Jun 24th 6:00pm
  • Sat, Jun 25th 7:45pm
  • Sun, Jun 26th 5:00pm
  • Mon, Jun 27th 6:15pm
  • Tue, Jun 28th 7:45pm
  • Wed, Jun 29th 8:00pm
  • Thu, Jun 30th 6:15pm
First Chicago run!

"Exceptional. ... The screen pulsates with life and color and energy that you rarely find to this degree, even in other films about dance ... It’s a passionate remembrance with only a hint of sadness for bygone days, and there is enough scandal, bitterness and jealousy to fill a telenovela. Most importantly, it’s another great achievement in filmmaking about dance from [Wim] Wenders and [German] Kral." — Steve Prokopy, Third Coast Review

"Fascinating…a celebration of the tango itself, which continues to bewitch with its writhing, gently jagged grace and torrid suggestiveness." — Andy Webster, The New York Times

"An embrace of the passions it stokes…boils years’ worth of drama into an affecting dance set-piece of love, lust and loss." — John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter

The compelling story of Argentinian dancers María Nieves and Juan Carlos Copes, the most influential duo in the history of the tango, is revealed as a passion-filled star-crossed love story nurtured by extraordinary talent and ultimately torn apart by jealousy, hatred, and infidelity. For over forty years, Nieves and Copes transformed the art of the tango, taking it to heights of artistry and international recognition previously unknown. The two, now in their eighties, tell their own stories, illustrated with clips and photos of performance triumphs. Director Krall interweaves this essential history with romantically staged period reenactments featuring brilliant young dancers portraying María and Juan. Executive produced by Wim Wenders, with his trademark attention to a stunning musical score. In Spanish with English subtitles. DCP digital. (BS)

JUNE 22: This screening is a Movie Club event, facilitated by Jorge Niedas, co-founder and Artistic Director of Tango 21 and Tango 21 Dance Theater. Jorge Niedas was trained in classical ballet at Instituto Superior del Arte del Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires. He has performed in several institutions in the United States, including the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Jorge introduced Argentine Tango to the Chicago community in the '90s. Since then he has been teaching, choreographing, and performing Argentine Tango in Chicago. He is also co-founder and Artistic Director of Dance Art, a non-profit organization which aims to provide dance instruction to children that are part of outreach programs in the city of Chicago.

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