Buena Vista Social Club
WPKN's Music on Film Series

Buena Vista Social Club

All Ages
Follow renowned guitarist Ry Cooder and his son, Joachim, as they travel to Cuba and assemble a group of the country's finest musicians.

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.

This documentary by lauded German filmmaker Wim Wenders follows renowned guitarist Ry Cooder and his son, Joachim, as they travel to Cuba and assemble a group of the country's finest musicians to record an album. Among the artists included in the project are singer Ibrahim Ferrer and pianist Rubén González, who are both interviewed and featured in studio footage. Eventually the ensemble travels to the United States to perform.

Buena Vista Social ClubAwards

European Film Academy Documentary Award - Prix Arte

1999 · Wim Wenders

Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Documentary Feature

2000

German Film Award for Best Documentary Film

2000 · Road Movies Filmproduktion

National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Non-Fiction Film

2000 · Wim Wenders

National Board of Review Award for Best Documentary Film

1999 · Wim Wenders

Edinburgh International Film Festival Standard Life Audience Award

1999

Satellite Award for Best Motion Picture - Documentary

2000 · Artisan Entertainment

Golden Space Needle Award for Best Documentary

1999 · Wim Wenders

Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Documentary Film

1999

Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Documentary

2000

Golden Camera Award for Film - National

2000 · Wim Wenders

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Documentary Film

1999 · Wim Wenders, Ry Cooder

Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Documentary Film

1999

Venue Information:
Bijou Theatre
275 Fairfield Ave
Bridgeport, CT, 06605