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Buena Vista Social Club

(DVD - 1999 - Spanish)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Buena Vista Social Club


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In 1996, Ry Cooder went to Cuba to search for buried treasure. His recording featuring the re-discovered talents of Cuba's foremost folk musicians sold millions and earned a Grammy Award. Cooder now returns to Cuba with film maker Wim Wenders to reveal the stories, personalities, and music of the performers who collaborated on that recording. Includes live performances in Amsterdam and at Carnegie Hall.
Title: Buena Vista Social Club
[videorecording]
Publisher: Santa Monica, Calif. :, Artisan Home Entertainment,, c1999.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (105 min.) :,sd., col. with b&w sequences ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: DVD release of the 1999 motion picture.
DVD bonus features includes: 4 additional scenes (performances of Candela and Cien fuegos tiene su guaguanco, an interview with Juan de Marcos, and Alberto Korda discussing his photographs), audio commentary by the director, theatrical trailer, and biographical notes on the musicians and crew, and production notes.
Summary: In 1996, Ry Cooder went to Cuba to search for buried treasure. His recording featuring the re-discovered talents of Cuba's foremost folk musicians sold millions and earned a Grammy Award. Cooder now returns to Cuba with film maker Wim Wenders to reveal the stories, personalities, and music of the performers who collaborated on that recording. Includes live performances in Amsterdam and at Carnegie Hall.
Audience: MPAA rating G.
Local Note: 1
ISBN: 0784013314
Branch Call Number: DVD 782.4216 BUE
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Report This Dec 05, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

PBS has done it again very well done documentary series. This movie was interesting, informative, and worse seeing!! I recommend this movie for all to see. Well worth the price of admission to any theater.

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  • Ron@Ottawa rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A very enjoyable music-documentary by director Wim Wender, whose hand-held camera followed a group of ageing, previously famous Cuban musician as they were pulled together to perform again.

Report This Nov 03, 2010
  • BiblioVicStaff rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Great Latin music!

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Report This Dec 03, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent” ― Victor Hugo

Report This Dec 03, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” -Winston Churchill

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