Paramount at the Movies Presents: Art House Series – Buena Vista Social Club [G]
Series | 10/7/2020 | 7:00PM
Limited Capacity Event:
100 of 1041 seats available
PARAMOUNT PRESENTS: ART HOUSE SERIES EVENT – Join us for 10 titles on Wednesday afternoons or evenings this Fall as part of the Art House series and enjoy a free small popcorn with each visit. Series tickets are $50 and include reserved seats for each of the ten screening + 1 free small popcorn. Limited quantities are available. CLICK HERE to purchase the series ticket.
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Directed by: Wim Wenders
United States | Color
With a small film crew, Wim Wenders accompanied his old friend Ry Cooder, who had written the music for Paris, Texas and The End of Violence, on a trip to Havana. Cooder wanted to record his material for Ibrahim Ferrer’s solo album at a studio there—following the recording of the first Buena Vista Social Club CD (which had not yet been released at that time). Wenders immersed himself in the world of Cuban music. Over the course of several months, he observed and accompanied the musicians—first at home in Havana; then, weeks later, in April 1998, on their trip to Amsterdam for the first public performance of the band (who had never played together outside a studio); then, still later, in July 1998, to their triumphal concert at New York’s Carnegie Hall. He thus followed the old heroes of the traditional Cuban son music on their path from being completely forgotten to becoming world-famous—within the period of just a few months. “I thought, I’ll shoot a documentary,” Wenders has said, “and here we were, about to witness a fairy tale that no one could have imagined in this form.” The music documentary became a cinematic sensation and international success. Along with an Academy Award nomination for the best documentary film, Buena Vista Social Club won in the same category at the European Film Awards, the German Film Prize in Gold, Germany’s Golden Camera, and the Grand Prize for Film in Brazil, as well as garnering numerous other awards.
Image credits: © 2020 Janus Films