Pichuco – Aníbal Troilo

A teacher of the School of Popular Music in Avellaneda, together with his students, took on the project of digitizing ~500 original, handwritten arrangements of Aníbal “Pichuco” Troilo orchestra. Through interviews of musicians from different generations and styles, this documentary takes us to a musical tour through the work of one of the most influential characters in the history of Tango and Argentine music. 

Pichuco, de Martín Turnes – Trailer from Puente Films on Vimeo.

Critical Acclaim and Awards

“The best documentary I saw in all of the BAFICI.” – Frederick Vonchamb – Cinema Chambón

“Martin Turnes’ documentary … highlights with knowledge, depth and good rhythm, the musician’s enormous legacy” – Javier Porta Fouz – Programador BAFICI

“A film made with feeling and intelligence, and one that also offers some unforgettable musical moments” – Roger Koza – Otros Cines – Con los Ojos abiertos

“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


Screening Details

Dates: Dec 5 & 6, 2014 (Fri & Sat)
Time: 8pm, door opens at 7pm
Location: Theatre of Yugen at NOHspace, 2840 Mariposa Street, San Francisco (Free street parking)

Tango Performance

Pichuco screening will be followed by a mini tango performance to show you how tango is nowadays danced every night of the year all over the world. The performance is put together by some of the finest tango instructors and performers of the Bay area, including Tango Phenomena’s own Monza and Jonas.


$15 + fee online, $20 at the door. All proceeds go to filmmaker and dancers.
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Reach Monza by email (monza at tangophenomena dot com) or call 415.494.9189.