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Buena Vista Social Club

Author: Wim WendersRy CooderUlrich FelsbergDeepak NayarJörg WidmerAll authors
Publisher: [New York, New York] : Criterion Collection, [2017]
Series: Criterion collection, 866.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : SpanishView all editions and formats
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In 1996, Ry Cooder went to Cuba, rediscovering talents of Cuba's foremost musicians and making a recording with them that sold millions and earned 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.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Biographical films
Biography
Concert films
Documentary films
Filmed interviews
Interviews
Nonfiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Wim Wenders; Ry Cooder; Ulrich Felsberg; Deepak Nayar; Jörg Widmer; Compay Segundo; Eliades Ochoa; Ibrahim Ferrer; Omara Portuondo; Rubén González; Orlando López; Amadito Valdés; Manuel Mirabal Vázquez; Barbarito Torres; Pío Leyva; Manuel Licea; Juan de Marcos González; Joachim Cooder; Brian Johnson, (Film editor); Buena Vista Social Club (Musical group),; Road Movies Filmproduktion,; Kintop Pictures (Firm),; Association relative à la télévision européenne,; Instituto Cubano de Arte e Industria Cinematográfica,; Criterion Collection (Firm),
ISBN: 9781681432847 1681432846 9780715515198 0715515195
OCLC Number: 974652618
Language Note: Spanish and English dialogue; sung in Spanish; with optional English SDH subtitles.
Notes: Originally released in 1999.
Program notes by Joshua Jelly-Schapiro (20 unnumbered pages : portraits) inserted in container.
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.
Credits: Editor, Brian Johnson ; director of photography, Jörg Widmer.
Performer(s): 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.
Description: 2 videodiscs (105 min.) : DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet.
Details: DVD, NTSC, region 1; widescreen (1.78:1 aspect ratio); Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Series Title: Criterion collection, 866.
Responsibility: 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 ; produced by Ulrich Felsberg and Deepak Nayar ; directed by Wim Wenders.

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In 1996, Ry Cooder went to Cuba, rediscovering talents of Cuba's foremost musicians and making a recording with them that sold millions and earned 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.

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