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Dan Carrier’s movie news: Our Last Tango; street cinema; Film and Fizz

07 September, 2017 — By Dan Carrier

Maria Nieves Rego and Juan Calos Copes – dancers whose story is told in Our Last Tango

Our Last Tango is a film that tells the story of dancers Maria Nieves Rego and Juan Carlos Copes – two Tango performers who met as teenagers and then spent the next five decades swirling each other about polished floors with no end of grace, style and gorgeousness. Maria, 83, met Juan Carlos, 87, when she was just 14 at a Milongas – a Tango Dance Club. He was 17 and they started dancing together. They won a national competition in 1951, and their brilliance brought them international fame as they spread the style of Argentine Tango round the world – but as this film shows, the course of true love never runs smoothly and there were bumps in their road. This film tells their story with plenty of great music and amazing footage of some serious foot shuffling.

Step back in time on Sunday as NW5’s annual York Rise Street Party hosts a free outdoor cinema. The cinema comes courtesy of the London Screen Archives “Kinovan” – a mobile screen that will be packed with footage from films from the streets of Camden dating from the late Victorian and Edwardian periods through to the recent past. The party runs from noon onwards on Sunday.

• The One Aldwych hotel, at the bottom of the Aldwych where it meets The Strand, has a cinema in the basement – and they run a night called Film and Fizz that offers you the chance to kick back in luxurious surroundings, watch a top film, sup some champagne and then gorge on lovely grub at their award-winning  restaurant. See www.onealdwych.com/movies


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