Buena Vista Social Club (Criterion Collection)
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.
PLUS: An essay by author and geographer Joshua Jelly-Schapiro"
LANGUAGE: Spanish, English
AUDIO: 5.1 Surround DTS-HD Master Audio
TIME: 105 Minutes
|Title:||Buena Vista Social Club (Criterion Collection)|
|Genre:||Special Interest-Documentary, Music Video (Concert/Performance)|
|Starring:||Ry Cooder, Ruben Gonzalez, Omara Portuondo, Compay Segundo|
|Attributes:||Special Edition, Widescreen, Subtitled, Dubbed|
|Run Time:||105 minutes|