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Buena Vista Social Club. (1999)

Director/writer, Wim Wenders. Featuring Ry Cooder, Ibrahim Ferrer, Ruben Gonzales, Eliades Ochoa, Omara Portuondo, Compay Segundo. In 1996, a group of legendary Cuban musicians were brought together by Ry Cooder to record a compact disc. This film shows some of their songs being recorded in the studio, concert footage from Amsterdam and New York City, and some of the musicians talking about their lives in Cuba and how they got started in music. 105 min. Online Access through LFLFC .
AwardsBroadcast Film Critics Association Awards - Best Feature DocumentaryLos Angeles Film Critics Association Awards - Best Documentary/Non-Fiction FilmNational Board of Review, USA - Best DocumentaryNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USA - Best DocumentaryNew York Film Critics Circle Awards - Best Non-Fiction Film

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