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Title Buena Vista Social Club [videorecording] / Road Movies Filmproduktion presents a film by Wim Wenders ; a Road Movies production in association with Kintop Pictures, Arte, and ICAIC ; produced by Ry Cooder, Ulrich Felsberg, and Deepak Nayar ; directed by Wim Wenders.

Publication Info. [New York, New York] : Criterion Collection, [2017]


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Description 2 videodiscs (105 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
digital optical surround Dolby Digital 5.1 rda
video file DVD video rda
Documentary films. lcgft
Series The Criterion collection ; 866
Criterion collection ; 866.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.78:1 aspect ratio) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Language Spanish and English dialogue; sung in Spanish, optional English subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
Performer Buena Vista Social Club (featuring Compay Segundo, Eliades Ochoa, Ry Cooder, Joachim Cooder, Ibrahim Ferrer, Omara Portuondo, Rubén González, Orlando "Cachaíto" López, Amadito Valdés, Manuel "Guajiro" Mirabal, Barbarito Torres, Pío Leyva, Manuel "Puntillita" Licea, Juan de Marcos González).
Credits Editor, Brian Johnson ; director of photography, Jörg Widmer.
Note Program notes by Joshua Jelly-Schapiro (20 unnumbered pages : portraits) inserted in container.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary In 1996, Ry Cooder went to Cuba, rediscovering talents of Cuba's foremost folk musicians, and then making a recording selling millions and earning a Grammy Award. Cooder now returns to Cuba with filmmaker 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.
Note Special features: audio commentary from 1999 featuring director Wim Wenders; December 2016 interview with Wenders; interview from 1998 interview for the television program Las claves with musician Compay Segundo on his career and the Cuban music scene; radio interviews from 2000 with Eliades Ochoa, Manuel "Puntillita" Licea, Orlando "Cachaíto" López, Manuel "Guajiro" Mirabal, Juan de Marcos González, Omara Portuondo, Ibrahim Ferrer, Barbarito Torres, Pío Leyva, Rubén González, Manuel Galbán, and Alberto "Virgilio" Valdés; additional scenes ("Candela," Amsterdam; Alberto Korda's photographs; interview with Juan de Marcos González; "Cienfuegos tiene su guaguancó," EGREM Studios); trailer.
Subject Buena Vista Social Club (Musical group)
Popular music -- Cuba -- 1991-2000.
Dance music -- Cuba.
Jazz -- Cuba -- 1991-2000.
Latin jazz -- Cuba.
Musicians -- Cuba -- Havana -- Biography.
Musicians -- Cuba -- Havana -- Interviews.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Concert films.
Biographical films.
Filmed interviews.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Wenders, Wim, film director.
Cooder, Ry, film producer, performer.
Felsberg, Ulrich, film producer.
Nayar, Deepak, film producer.
Johnson, Brian (Film editor), editor of moving image work.
Widmer, Jörg, director of photography.
Buena Vista Social Club (Musical group), performer.
Road Movies Filmproduktion, production company.
Kintop Pictures (Firm), production company.
Association relative à la télévision européenne, production company.
Instituto Cubano de Arte e Industria Cinematográfica, production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), film distributor.
ISBN 9781681432847 : DVD 29.95
1681432846 : DVD 29.95
Standard No. 715515195812
Music No. CC2747D Criterion Collection

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