Buena Vista Social Club
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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- Wim Wenders
- 2000 BAFTA®
- Best Foreign Language Film nominee
- 2000 Academy Award®
- Best Documentary Feature nominee
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1, Pan-and-Scan 1.33:1Subtitles
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; region 1; interactive menus; scene access; enhanced for 16x9 TVs; additional footage; production notes; audio commentary; cast/crew information; trailer(s)
The Criterion Collection restoration
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this documentary film is in Spanish and subtitled in English. Aside from a few men, smoking cigars, there is very little objectionable content. The film is rather slow and requires a good deal of attention to follow.
- Sexual Content
- A few song lyrics imply sexuality.
- Not applicable
- Not applicable
- Social Behavior
- Very positive and inspirational representations of the elderly and of people working together as a group.
- Some window shopping in New York.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Some cigar smoking.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it