Buena Vista Social Club
Spanish & English with English Subtitles
Mobile Kino revisits another Wim Wenders classic. Buena Vista Social Club is the story of a remarkable re-living of the classic era of Cuban popular music.
Aging Cuban musicians whose talents had been virtually forgotten following Castro's takeover of Cuba, are brought out of retirement by Ry Cooder, who travelled to Havana in order to bring the musicians together, resulting in triumphant performances of extraordinary music, and resurrecting the musicians' careers.
In this film, we see and hear some of the songs being recorded in Havana. There is also footage from concerts in Amsterdam and New York City's Carnegie Hall. In addition, many of the individual musicians talk about their lives in Cuba and about how they got started in music.
The film was nominated for an Academy Award for best documentary feature in 2000.It won as best documentary in the European Film Awards as well as many others
Date: Monday 11th of December @ 8:30pm
Venue: Griessmühle, Sonnenallee 221, Neukölln (Behind S-Bahn Sonnenallee)
Tickets: €7 or €6 with Berliner Pass or Student I.D.