Buena Vista Social Club

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 t...

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Corporate Authors: Road Movies Filmproduktion. (Producer)
Kintop Pictures (Firm)
(Producer)

Arte (Firm)
(Producer)

Instituto Cubano de Arte e Industria Cinematográfica.
(Producer)
Other Authors: Wenders, Wim. (Director)
Cooder, Ry.
(Performer)

Ferrer, Ibrahim, 1927-
(Performer)

González, Rubén, 1919-
(Performer)

Ochoa, Eliades.
(Performer)

Portuondo, Omara.
(Performer)

Segundo, Compay.
(Performer)

López Vergara, Orlando.
(Performer)

Valdés, Amadito.
(Performer)

Mirabal Vázquez, Manuel, 1933-
(Performer)

Torres, Barbarito.
(Performer)

Leyva, Pīo.
(Performer)

Licea, Manuel, 1927-2000.
(Performer)
Format: Movie DVD
Language:Spanish
English
Published:Santa Monica, Calif. : Artisan Home Entertainment, c1999.
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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.
Language Notes:In Spanish and English with English subtitles.
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
General 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.
Physical Description:1 videodisc (105 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Credits:Director of photography, Jörg Widmer ; editor, Brian Johnson.
Performer:Ry Cooder, Ibrahim Ferrer, Rubén González, Eliades Ochoa, Omara Portuondo, Compay Segundo, Orlando "Cachaíto" López, Amadito Valdés, Manuel Mirabal Vazquez, Barbaro Alberto Torres Delgado, Pío Leyva, Manuel Licea.
System Details:DVD format, full screen (16:9) presentation; Dolby 5.1 surround.
Audience:MPAA rating: G.
Production Credits:Director of photography, Jörg Widmer ; editor, Brian Johnson.
ISBN:0784013314