Thurs, Sept 22 at 6:00 p.m. | Draylen Mason Music Studio

This comedic reimagining of the 1920 silent western film "The Toll Gate" directed by William Hart will be presented with live music accompaniment.

  • 6:00 PM All Level Tango class- No partner or experience is needed!
  • 7:00 PM Film Screening/Performance
  • 8:00 PM - 10:30pm Milonga Dance Party to follow  (a "milonga" is a traditional Argentine social dance). 

*Please note: The Spanish language presentation of the film has been cancelled.

Live accompaniment

Pianist Justin Sherburn and violinist Leigh Mahoney of Montopolis will perform traditional tango arrangements. This project is the culmination of 20 years of collaboration with composer and arranger Glover Johns Gill (Tosca Tango Orchestra, Glovertango). 

A reimagined screenplay

Second in the trilogy of comedy westerns that began in 2020 with "The Return of Draw Egan", "A Fistful of Tango" follows the protagonist, William Foxtrot, on a quest for tango, justice, and more tango. The original 1920 film "The Toll Gate" has been edited to support this new story, and comedian Carlos LaRotta has rewritten the movie in the irreverent style typical of the Alamo Drafthouse production Master Pancake Theater.  


Monica Caivano and Gustavo Simplis of Esquina Tango Dance Studio will start the evening off with a beginner's tango dance lesson. The couple will then perform traditional Argentine tangos while the silent movie, "A Fistful of Tango" plays. 

To learn more about Monica Caivano and Gustavo Simplis and Esquina Tango Dance Studio, CLICK HERE. 


Special thanks to our community partners:


Event Details

Ticket Information

  • Cost: $10.00-$20.00
  • Phone: 5125274739

Presenter Details

  • Name: KMFA
  • KMFA 89.5 is an independent public classical radio station in Austin, TX. Established in 1967, KMFA serves approximately 120,000 listeners each week and features locally produced shows like Classical Austin, Early Music Now, and From The Butler School, as well as nationally distributed programming from Public Radio International, American Public Media, and National Public Radio.

    KMFA supports many regional arts organizations such as the Austin Symphony Orchestra, Austin Opera, and Texas Performing Arts with on-air and online promotions, co-sponsorships, and interviews with KMFA hosts. Our Listen Local initiative broadcasts Austin’s finest classical music performances, making classical music and cultural events available to all. With popular programs like the “Fall Into Music Instrument Drive” and radio camps for kids, KMFA encourages arts education and supports the Central Texas community.

Venue Details

  • Address: 41 Navasota Street
  • City: Austin
  • State: TX
  • Zip: 78702