A group of legendary Cuban musicians, some as old as their nineties, were brought together by guitarist, Ry Cooder to record an album. Ry Cooder caused an international sensation when he introduced the world to Cuba's foremost folk musicians with his 1997 album, Buena Vista Social Club. The album, which met with extraordinary critical and popular success, went on to win a Grammy Award. In 1999, acclaimed director, Wim Wenders, in collaboration with Ry Cooder, released his documentary of the same name, in which he profiles the legendary Buena Vista Social Club musicians, recording their experiences as they perform in Cuba and abroad, eventually appearing at New York's Carnegie Hall. An award winning documentary, the film helped immortalize both the music and its now famous practitioners who had been living in near poverty, all but forgotten in their own country.
Duration: 105 mins