A professor at the Escuela de Música Popular de Avellaneda (School of Popular Music of Avellaneda) is in the process of digitizing close to 500 original manuscript with the help of his students. Arrangements from the Aníbal ¨Pichuco¨ Troilo Orchestra that have been preserved until now. Through interviews with musicians from several generations and styles, who play live the most memorable songs from the master, this documentary takes a musical journey through the works of one of the main characters in the history of Tango and of the Argentine music.
THE CRITICS SAID
“Instead of a nostalgic tribute, this documentary offers a fresco picture of contemporary tango, and follows the quest of two musicians who strive to digitalize the 487 arrangements left by the bandoneon player for posterity.” (Gabriel Plaza - LA NACION).
“The film manages to demonstrate a new and innovative structure over the conventional ‘for export’ tango documentary.” (Emiliano Basile - Escribiendocine).
"A film made with feeling and intelligence, and one that also offers some unforgettable musical moments" (Roger Koza - Otros Cines - Con los Ojos abiertos)
“In a decision that may seem controversial at first sight, but that proves to be consistent, Martin Turnes’ documentary uses very little archive footage, so that it focuses on the analysis of the music and creative personality of Troilo, viewed from today. In this way it highlights with knowledge, depth and good rhythm, the musician’s enormous legacy” (Javier Porta Fouz - Programador BAFICI).
“The best documentary I saw in all of the BAFICI. Its director builds an entertaining, fun and exciting story” (Frederick Vonchamb - Cinema Chambón).
" Turnes’ film brings emotion without cheap thrills, and pinpoints with precision and with ample musical knowledge the contribution of an artist of extraordinary dimensions - and extraordinarily mysterious ones - whose unmeasurable legacy is not contained in his words." (Marcelo Scotti - Otros círculos).
"Turnes manages to capture an homage to Aníbal Troilo though a purely cinematographic experience which makes this film stand out within the documentary genre." (Carlos Herrera - Nivelarte criticas).
WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE film
Horacio Ferrer, Raúl Garello, Marcelo Guaita, José Colángelo, Leopoldo Federico, Nelly Vázquez, Ernesto Baffa, Daniel Pipi Piazzolla, Osvaldo Piro, Antonio Tarragó Ros, Julián Peralta, Luis Salinas, Juan Carlos Baglietto, Walter Laborde, Quinteto Finisterre, Duo Uhart - Cecchi, Locos por el fueye, Javier Cohen, Francisco Torné, Jorge Carcavallo, Juan Carlos Cuacci, Gabriel Soria.
Selección BAFICI 2014 Sección Panorama - Música (BAFICI 2014 selection, Panorama Section - Music)
WIP en FLVR Rosario 2013 (ARG) (WIP in FLVR Rosario 2013 (ARG))
WIP en Festival de Tango de Buenos Aires 2013 (ARG) (WIP in Buenos Aires Tango Festival 2013 (ARG))
WIP en Pantalla Pinamar 2013 (ARG) (WIP in Pinamar Screen 2013 (ARG))
PITCH en 12° DocBuenosAires (PITCH in 12° DocBuenosAires)
Over 2 years ago, when we started this project, thinking of the day when the film would be finished was a dream. Today we can say that the film is finished. But now we lack the nicest and most important part: for people to watch it. This is why we are placing this invitation on IDEAME, because we want to make an alternative exhibition circuit for milongas, social clubs and neighbourhood clubs.
The documentary features 81 minutes of pure troilean music, played live and exclusively by many friends and colleagues of the Aníbal Troilo Orchestra, and by young musicians that today have Pichuco as a reference.
Although the project has the full support from Troilo’s grandchildren, and a Digital Documentary Grant form INCAA, these served to finish the film, but it is not enough to cover the exhibition stage. In order to achieve that, we need help from all of you.
Instead of waiting for the viewer to approach the theatre, we will take the film to their own meeting place. We want “Pichuco” to be where he belongs, in the place where he worked his magic. But we are also interested in going a bit further, in generating experiences that will go beyond the projection of the film, and that is why we will include live numbers with the orchestras, tango quintets and quartets, so that the projections will become real Troilean celebrations.
What we would do with the money we raise, is rent an HD projector, projection screen and sound system to bring to the places where they are not available; advertise the film on Facebook, because we think that it will help directly in the spreading the word about the screenings; we will print postcards, posters and banners of the film with the painting made exclusively by renowned cartoonist Decur; and lastly, we will be able to make an important DVD edition of the film.
It was very good for the film to start its festival road at BAFICI 2014, and now we want to go further. Also, it was a main goal of ours from the beginning, and now we can confirm it: The film will be presented on July 11th 2014 at the Usina del Arte (La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina) for the celebration of the 100 years of the birth of Aníbal Troilo, through a grand tribute where “Pichuco” will be one of the cornerstones. On that day we will launch the Exhibition Plan, which we call: . “Pa´que bailen los muchachos” (“So that the boys will dance”); and we will inform the confirmed venues and dates for the projection of the film. We wil also upload all the information to the official site for the film: www.pichucofilm.com and obviously we will spread the word on the social networks.
HOW TO COLLABORATE
In order to collaborate with the exhibition of the film, here on the right you will see different possible amounts, each with their representative rewards, which we hope you’ll like. For those who can help, we count on your support to achieve the goal of the exhibition of the documentary, which is none other than to make known the work of one of the most important musicians of Tango and Argentine music.. And if you cannot help us financially, we look forward to seeing you at one of the projections!!!
TO FOLLOW THE film AND FIND OUT ABOUT THE PROJECTIONS FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/PichucoFilm