‘Tango Shalom’ Theatrical Expands Across US As Demand And Momentum Build
“The improbable story has become the little interfaith family comedy dance film that could.” – Original Cin
“Admirers of the film ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’ will notice some of the same ethnic complications and sheer joy of living running through ‘Tango Shalom.’ That is no coincidence since Joel Zwick, who directed ‘Greek Wedding,’ also produced ‘Tango.’”
– The Jewish Journal
Los Angeles, CA (September 17, 2021) – Tango Shalom’s strong interfaith and positive message of family, tolerance, and inclusion is resonating with Jewish and secular audiences and critics across the country. The multi-award-winning, Joel Zwick produced dance comedy, is expanding into areas with predominantly Jewish demographics, including Palm Springs, CA, Long Island, New York, and opening anew in South Florida and Scottsdale, AZ.
Tango Shalom was filmed on the streets of Crown Heights and had unprecedented access to “770,” the center of the Chabad-Lubavitch world movement and considered to be an iconic site in Judaism. The film was directed by Gabriel Bologna, son of Renée Taylor and the late Joseph Bologna. The elder Bologna also co-wrote and produced the film with brothers Jos and Claudio Laniado of Convivencia Forever Films. Co-produced by Joel Zwick (My Big Fat Greek Wedding), Robert Meyer Burnett (Agent Cody Banks franchise), Zizi Bologna, and celebrity choreographer Jordi Caballero.
Starring Lainie Kazan, Renée Taylor, Karina Smirnoff, Joseph Bologna, Jos and Claudio Laniado, Bern Cohen and Judi Beecher.
This fable explores how an Orthodox Rabbi solicits input from various religious leaders and friends to enter a tango competition while remaining true to his religious code. For more information and the full-list of awards, accolades and endorsements, please visit tangoshalommovie.com. Press kits available upon request.
Los Angeles-area theaters include The Landmark Westside Pavilion (where Jordi Caballero, Tango Shalom’s producer and choreographer, Judi Beecher, co-lead, and Director of Photography Massimo Zeri, will be attending a screening on Sunday, September 19 at 1:30pm PT with a Q&A to follow), Laemmle Town Center 5 Encino and Newhall, Regal Irvine Spectrum, Regency Theatres Rancho Niguel, AMC Thousand Oaks, Promenade Woodland Hills, Burbank 8, and the AMC Rolling Hills where immediately following the 4:30pm PT showing, Tango Shalom producer and editor Robert Meyer Burnett and music and sound designer Steve Yeaman will be available to discuss the film.
Palm Springs theaters include Tristone Palm Desert 10, Regal Palm Springs, and Mary Pickford 14 Cathedral City where on Sunday, September 18, co-stars Renée Taylor, Lainie Kazan, and director Gabriel Bologna will make a special appearance after the 1:10pm PT screening, including a Q&A and meet-and-greet.
New York theaters include Kew Gardens 6, Malverne 5, Manhasset Triplex, and AMC Raceway 10, Palisades 21 West Nyack, and Kips Bay in New York City where the film’s line producer Ari Taub will be hosting a special Q&A after the Saturday 3:15pm ET screening.
Miami-area theaters include AMC Aventura, AMC Sunset Place South Miami, CMX Dolphin 24, Magnolia Place Stadium 16 Coral Springs, Regal UA Falls, South Beach Stadium 18, and Silverspot Cinema Downtown.
The Shea 14 is the first theater to release in Scottsdale, AZ.
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