Buena Vista Social Club

Buena Vista Social Club

By Wim Wenders

  • Genre: Wim Wenders
  • Release Date: 1999-06-04
  • Advisory Rating: G
  • Runtime: 1h 45min
  • Director: Wim Wenders
  • Production Company: Road Movies Filmproduktion
  • iTunes Price: USD 14.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
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Description

Traveling from the streets of Havana to the stage of Carnegie Hall, this revelatory documentary captures a forgotten generation of Cuba’s brightest musical talents as they enjoy an unexpected brush with world fame. The veteran vocalists and instrumentalists collaborated with American guitarist and roots-music champion Ry Cooder to form the Buena Vista Social Club, playing a jazz-inflected mix of cha-cha, mambo, bolero, and other traditional Latin American styles, and recording an album that won a Grammy and made them an international phenomenon. In the wake of this success, director Wim Wenders filmed the ensemble’s members—including golden-voiced Ibrahim Ferrer and piano virtuoso Rubén González—in a series of illuminating interviews and live performances. The result is one of the most beloved music documentaries of the 1990s, and an infectious ode to a neglected corner of Cuba’s prerevolutionary heritage.

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