Marking 20 years since the legendary concerts in Amsterdam and New York, this multi-award-wining documentary celebrates aging Cuban musicians brought out of retirement by Ry Cooder, the blues-flavoured musician and critically acclaimed composer of numerous film scores. Long-term friend and collaborator, Wim Wenders accompanied Cooder to Cuba in 1998 to film the musicians in the studio and trace their lives in Havana. The shoot continued in Amsterdam, where “Buena Vista Social Club” gave two concerts, and ended that summer with their triumphal success in the Carnegie Hall. Come and immerse yourself in the beautiful music of the late Ibrahim Ferrer and the rest of the “Super-Abuelos”.
Want to find out more about Buena Vista Social Club? Our Box Office Assistant Ellie Pollock spoke to Buena Vista member Eliades Ochoa…
Join us for a post-screening discussion led by Maggie Hoffgen, Freelance Film Educator, following the screening on Sun 15 April.