Buena Vista Social Club
When: Saturday 21st July
Where: Village Cinema, The Historic Village, 17th Avenue, Tauranga
Event commences at 5.30pm with dinner options provided by ‘Wild Over Food Co.’ and Cult Cinema Club’s pop-up licensed bar serving candy and refreshments.
Live music preformed by Santiago.
Documentary commences inside the Village Cinema at 7.30pm.
Rating: PG (1hr 45min)
Members: $16.00 (+bf) / Non-Members: $20.00 (+bf)
(Booking fee is a PayPal charge of $1.14)
Buena Vista Social Club documents how Ry Cooder, long-time friend of Wenders, brought together the ensemble of legendary Cuban musicians to record an album (also called ‘Buena Vista Social Club’) and to perform two times with a full line-up: in April 1998 in Amsterdam (two nights) and the 1st of July 1998 in the USA (at the Carnegie Hall, NYC). Due to the political tension between Cuba and the USA, many of the musicians were travelling there for the first time. The film shows their reactions to this experience, as well as including footage of the resulting sell-out concert. It also includes interviews with each of the main performers.
* In the case of bad weather, pre-film entertainment will be held inside the Village Cinema.