Buena Vista Social Club: Adios
Lucy Walker | United States | 2017 | Unclassified 15+
The veteran musicians of the Orquestra Buena Vista Social Club exposed the world to the vibrant sounds of Afro-Cuban music with their landmark 1997 album and Wim Wenders’ Oscar-nominated documentary about them. The members, many of them in their seventies or even older, found sudden fame. Two decades later, the band bid farewell to their time on stage with a final series of performances around the globe. Buena Vista Social Club: Adios follows the band on their final tour, and covers the years since they became a world phenomenon, as they reflect on their remarkable careers and the extraordinary circumstances that brought them together.
"An exemplary sequel and a vital, informative companion piece … tougher and more analytical, with real challenges embedded in its pleasures." New York Times