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Buena Vista Social Club

1999 Rated G 1hr 45m

In this fascinating Oscar-nominated documentary, American guitarist Ry Cooder brings together a group of legendary Cuban folk musicians (some in their 90s) to record a Grammy-winning CD in their native city of Havana. The result is a spectacular compilation of concert footage from the group's gigs in Amsterdam and New York City's famed Carnegie Hall, with director Wim Wenders capturing not only the music -- but also the musicians' life stories.

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Movie Details

2000 BAFTA®
  • Best Foreign Language Film nominee
2000 Academy Award®
  • Best Documentary Feature nominee
General audiences. All ages admitted.
Common Sense rating OK for kids 10+

DVD details

Blu-ray details

Screen formats

Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1, Pan-and-Scan 1.33:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 5.1

Other features

Color; region 1; interactive menus; scene access; enhanced for 16x9 TVs; additional footage; production notes; audio commentary; cast/crew information; trailer(s)



Closed captioned


Other features

The Criterion Collection restoration