Monday 19th September, 7.00pm
As part of the World Cinema Festival, The Albany Picture House presents Buena Vista Social Club from Germany/Cuba.
Screened in English and Spanish, with partial English subtitles.
In 1996, composer, producer, and guitar legend Ry Cooder entered Egrem Studios in Havana with the forgotten greats of Cuban music, many of them in their 60s and 70s, some of them long since retired. The resulting album, Buena Vista Social Club, became a Grammy-winning international bestseller. When Cooder returned to Havana in 1998 to record a solo album by 72-year-old vocalist Ibrahim Ferrer, filmmaker Wim Wenders was on hand to document the occasion.
Wenders weaves the artist biographies with a glimpse of modern Cuba remembering its past, capturing a lost culture in music that is suddenly, unexpectedly revived for audiences in Havana and around the world.
"So much more than a stream of talking heads, Wenders delivers a fly-on-the-wall/Steadicam viewpoint that allows us to enjoy seeing old-timers reeling back the years through the simple pleasure of singing and playing, doing what comes naturally." Empire Magazine
In association with Cinema for All
Concession* (OAP and Unemployed) £3.50
There are a limited number of tickets available free to under 25 year olds. Please enquire at the Box Office. *Concessions also include children between the ages of 12 and 16.
Age Guidance: Certificate U
Running Time: 1 hours 45 mins
See more at the World Cinema Festival (17-22 Sept 2016)