"Buena Vista Social Club"
Directed by Wim Wenders
Wim Wenders intoxicating documentary captures the
rehearsals, recording sessions and performances of several giants of Cuban
son music, a popular form that dates back to the 1930s. American musician Ry
Cooder rounded up these musical greats, some nearly forgotten, and organized
a joyous, celebratory collaboration that brought their style of song back
into the spotlight. Ibrahim Ferrer, Compay Segundo and Ruben Gonzalez are
just a few of the bright lights who enjoy a most deserving revival here.
"Fame and acclaim apparently had to wait until these particular musicians
were in the twilight of their careers. Like vintage wine and instruments,
they seem to have improved with age" (Richard Harrington, Washington Post).
English and Spanish.