Tango Shalom

Dir. Gabriel Bologna | 115 min
Drive-In Screening, Narrative USA 2020

Moshe Yehuda, a Hasidic Rabbi and amateur Hora dancer (Jos Laniado), enters a televised tango competition to save his Hebrew school from bankruptcy. There is only one problem: he’s orthodox and is not allowed to touch a woman!

At odds with his wife and five kids, the Grand Rabbi and Moshe’s entire Hasidic community in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, Moshe is forced to ask a Catholic priest, a Muslim imam, and a Sikh holy man for advice. Together, they hash out a plan to help Moshe dance in the tango contest “without sacrificing his sacred beliefs”…setting in motion a fun, passionate dance movie.

Heart-pumping and heartwarming, Tango Shalom tests the bonds of family and community, and the bounds of tolerance and faith. . Produced by Joel Zwick the maker of My Big Fat Greek Wedding.  Starring  Golden Globe, Emmy nominee Lainie Kazan (My Big Fat Greek Wedding, 2, and 3), Oscar nominee, Emmy Winner  Renée Taylor (The Nanny, now on HBO Max), the Laniado brothers: Jos Laniado (Milcho Manchevski’s Bikini Moon), Claudio Laniado (Mudbound), Judi Beecher (Taken 3), Karina Smirnoff (Dancing With The Stars). For more information, visit


Wednesday, May 267:30 PM Union Market 1309 5th St NE
Washington, DC


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