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WIM WENDERS: BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB

Wim Wenders

Although Wenders has always dabbled in documentary, with excellent examples including Lightning Over Water (1980) and Tokyo-Ga (1985), the latter part of his career has, like that of countryman Werner Herzog, seen him gain a mastery of the form that produces much better results than those of his recent fiction features. This shift can be traced back to the joyous Buena Vista Social Club, a project that came about thanks to the enthusiasm of Ry Cooder, a frequent collaborator of Wenders. His work with a group of elderly Cuban musicians resulted in an internationally successful album, the heartwarming aftermath of which climaxes at Carnegie Hall.

Screening as part of our Wim Wenders: King of the Road season, July 2nd to 31st.

105 mins, Germany-USA-UK-France-Cuba, 1999, Digital

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