The Saratoga Film Forum
The Saratoga Film Forum is a not-for-profit organization that brings a wide variety of quality films to downtown Saratoga Springs.
Un Tango Mas: Un Noche de Tango
July 22 at 7:30pm
Saratoga Film Forum describes the film as: "They were lovers, dance partners, artists who did the most to take the tango from the streets of Buenos Aires to Broadway and beyond. But Maria Nieves Rego and Juan Carlos Copes endured as much backstage drama as any friction-fueled rock band, dancing together for years after they were divorced and hardly speaking to each other. Listening to their story mostly from the side of the spurned wife and fleshing out her memories with transporting reenactments, Our Last Tango balances between a studious fascination with Tango history and an embrace of the passion it stokes.
This film is part of a full night of dancing, Argentina, and film. The schedule is as follows:
- 6:30pm to 7:15pm: Music, dancing, food and drink - includes intro and refresher lessons with Tango Fusion founders Diane and Johnny Mar
- 7:30 to 9:00pm: Film screening of Un Tango Mas
- 9pm to 11pm: Tango and Latin dancing, plus desserts and refreshments
Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door.
The Queen of Katwe: A Benefit Event for the Giving Circle
July 27th at 7pm
The Saratoga Film Forum is partnering with The Giving Circle for a special event to raise funds for the chess program they support at two orphanages in Uganda. This film is about a young girl from Uganda.
About the film: Phiona, a 10-year-old, lives in the slum of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda. Life is a constant struggle, but her world changes when one day she meets Robert Katende, a missionary who teaches children how to play chess. Phiona becomes fascinated with the game and soon becomes a top player. Her success in local competitions and tournaments paves the way for her to have a bright future and escape a life of poverty.
History of Saratoga Film Forum
In 1993, a group of Saratogians recognized a need within the community for an in-town movie theater that would screen quality, hard-to-find films and promote the art of cinema in Saratoga Springs.
The Saratoga Film Forum typically offers alternative movies, including independent films, classic American cinema, foreign films, independent films, documentaries, shorts, and video productions by local and nationally known filmmakers. They also host regular panels, forums, and workshops with producers, directors, writers, and other members of the filmmaking community - this promotes access for other local groups to the medium of film as a way of educating, informing, and generating discussion about local and national issues of concern to our community.
For more information call the Saratoga Film Forum at 518.584.3456.