Buena Vista Social Club [1999] [Criterion] (BLU)

Wim Wenders and Ry Cooder

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Synopsis

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, 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 documentaries of the 1990s, and an infectious ode to a neglected corner of Cuba’s prerevolutionary heritage.

Product Details

  • Cast: Joachim Cooder, Compay Segundo, Eliades Ochoa, Ry Cooder, Buena Vista Social Club
  • Format: Color, Dolby, Widescreen
  • Language: English, Spanish
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85.1
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Rating: G
  • Label: The Criterion Collection
  • Release Date: 04/18/2017
  • Run Time: 105 minutes
  • Catalogue #: 866

Special Features

  • Audio commentary from 1999 featuring director Wim Wenders
  • New interview with Wenders
  • Interview from 1998 with musician Compay Segundo on his career and the world of Cuban music
  • Radio interviews from 2000 featuring musicians Ibrahim Ferrer, Rubén González, Eliades Ochoa, Omara Portuondo, and others
  • Additional scenes
  • PLUS: An essay by author and geographer Joshua Jelly-Schapiro
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