Buena Vista Social Club

Dir: Wim Wenders
Germany / United States / United Kingdom / France / Cuba / 1999 / 105mins

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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 encounter 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.

Director Wim Wenders filmed the ensemble’s members in a series of illuminating interviews and live performances. The result is one of the most beloved documentaries of the 1990s, and an infectious ode to a neglected corner of Cuba’s prerevolutionary heritage.

Screening as part of Kino Dreams - the Wim Wenders retrospective.

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