Buena Vista Social Club: Adios

Buena Vista Social Club: Adios (2017)

  • Genre: Documentary, Music
  • Release Date: 2017-05-26
  • User Rating: 7.4/10 from 17 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 50min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Blink TV
  • Production Country: Cuba, United States of America
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In 1996, Cuban bandleader Juan de Marcos Gonzalez, British producer Nick Gold, and American guitarist Ry Cooder convened in Havana to produce a Cuban-Malian collaboration. When the Malians couldn’t get visas, the team turned their attention to reviving a forgotten generation of legendary son cubano musicians and formed an on-the-fly ensemble: the Buena Vista Social Club. Two decades since that fateful first session, we catch up to these master musicians, as they reflect on the magical unfolding of their lives—from humble origins to the evolution and surprising revival of their careers, all against the backdrop of Cuba’s dramatic history. Brimming with unseen concert, rehearsal, and archival footage, this film is an emotional, shimmering celebration of music’s power to transcend age, ideologies, and class, and to connect us to each other through our souls.

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  • Buena Vista Social Club: Adios Photos

    Production Wim Wenders Executive Producer
    Camera Enrique Chediak Director of Photography
    Directing Lucy Walker Director
    Production Lucy Walker Executive Producer
    Sound Lucy Walker Sound Recordist
    Production Zak Kilberg Producer
    Editing Pablo Proenza Editor
    Camera Nick Higgins Director of Photography
    Production Julian Cautherley Producer
    Production Asher Goldstein Producer
    Sound D. Chris Smith Sound Re-Recording Mixer
    Sound Robbie Adams Music Editor
    Production Victor Moyers Producer
    Camera Lucas Gath Director of Photography
    Production Andrew Baker Executive Producer
    Editing Tyler Temple Higgins Editor
    Production Christine Cowin Producer
    Production Iz Web Co-Producer
    Production Michael Cleaver Co-Producer