Buena Vista Social Club

Buena Vista Social Club

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Wim Wenders' Oscar and BAFTA-nominated documentary following American guitarist Ry Cooder who brings together a group of legendary Cuban folk musicians (some in their 90s) to record a Grammy-winning record in their native city of Havana. Wenders captures the musician's life stories as well as concert footage from gigs in Amsterdam and New York City's Carnegie Hall.

1999Rating: G100 minsGermany, USA, UK, France, CubaEnglish and Spanish with English Subtitles
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Buena Vista Social Club | Reviews

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Time Out

Time Out

The film-making is workmanlike and never gets in the way of the pleasure of seeing these incredible oldsters getting the standing ovations they've deserved all their lives.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

There's that constant humming undercurrent of adulation for Ry Cooder--who I am sure is a good man and a gifted musician and does not need to be shown so constantly that his presence becomes like product placement.

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Buena Vista Social Club | Release Details

Buena Vista Social Club is available to stream in New Zealand now on Google Play.