VISTA SOCIAL CLUB
Director of Photography:
Many other renowned
Road Movies Filmproduktion/Berlin
90 min. approx.
Language: English/Spanish b
Cooder has composed the musical score for several
Wim Wenders films including Paris, Texas, and
The End of Violence. Wenders now turns the
camera on Cooder.
1996, Ry Cooder gathered together some of the greatest
names from the history of Cuban music from the 30's,
40's and 50's to collaborate on the best selling and
Grammy winning album The Buena Vista Social Club.
by these colorful characters and their extraordinary
music, Wenders travels to Havana, Cuba to chronicle
the cooperation and camaraderie between Ry Cooder
and his veteran friends -- now known in Cuba as "Los
Superablos (the Super-Grandfathers)" -- as well as
their dazzling sellout concerts in Amsterdam and New
York's Carnegie Hall in April and July 1998.
explains that he had no concept for the film other
than trying "to do justice to this wonderful, warm,
miraculous yet altogether real music."
"Music is a treasure hunt," says Cooder, "you dig
and dig and sometimes you find something."
In Cuba, the music flows like a river," continues
Wenders, "I want to make a film that'll just float
on this river -- not interfering with it, just drifting
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