Buena Vista Social Club (1999)

Buena Vista Social Club
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating G
Runtime 1hr 44mins.
Genres Documentary, Music
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  • Buena Vista Social Club to embark on farewell tour
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    The stars of Cuban supergroup the Buena Vista Social Club are set to embark on a farewell tour.

  • News, July 14: Miramax's "Buffalo" Pic Causes Military Ruckus, Steve Harvey Says Black Actors Make Less, Diaz and Carrey To Reunite, More...
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    With a tag line that reads "Steal All You Can Steal," it was bound to set off sparks. Miramax's Buffalo Soldiers, a satire of corruption on American military bases, is set to bow in theaters July 25, but its humor is being lost on military representatives and right-wing consumers who have sent complaints about the movie's negative depiction of U.S. Army conduct to Miramax and corporate parent Disney. Also: Steve Harvey Jennifer Beals The L Word Compay Segundo Benny Carter Arnold Schwarzenegger B

  • Box Office Analysis: Nov. 17
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    Martin Grove's box office analysis for the weekend of Nov. 15, 2002. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 8 Mile The Santa Clause 2 The Ring Half Past Dead

  • Another Day, Another Movie Award
    By: Ellen Kim March 19, 2001 4:50pm GMT+0000

    SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 21, 1999 — A day after the Golden Globe nominations, the race continued to widen as the Broadcast Film Critics Association announced its picks for the best of the year. Most of them anyway. While the group named its picks for the Top 10 movies of 1999, it won't reveal the No. 1 film until its awards luncheon Jan. 24 in Beverly Hills. Competing for the title of best film (in alphabetical order): "American Beauty," "Being John Malkovich," "The Cider House Rules," "The G

  • A 'Beauty' of an Oscar Night
    By: Steve Ryfle March 19, 2001 4:50pm GMT+0000

    LOS ANGELES, March 26, 2000 -- It wasn't exactly like the nosy newspaper said it was going to be, but as expected, "American Beauty" was the big winner, nabbing a field-best five Oscars, including Best Picture, at tonight's 72nd Annual Academy Awards. "American Beauty" "Beauty" star Kevin Spacey was named Best Actor. The relatively no-name Hilary Swank ("Boys Don't Cry") bested Spacey's big-name co-star Annette Bening in the Best Actress race. The Wall Street Journal may have spoiled some of

  • 'Malkovich,' 'Topsy' Tops with Critics
    By: Chuck Walton March 19, 2001 4:50pm GMT+0000

    SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 10, 2000 -- And the best picture of 1999 according to the National Society of Film Critics is ... a tie. The period piece "Topsy-Turvy" and the eccentric "Being John Malkovich" shared top honors at the group's awards ceremony Saturday in New York. It's the first time in the society's 34-year history that the best picture vote has been evenly split between two films. "Topsy-Turvy," a Mike Leigh film about operetta composers Gilbert and Sullivan, had previously been re

  • 'American Beauty' Rules Cyberspace
    By: Jim Bartoo March 19, 2001 4:50pm GMT+0000

    SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 3, 2000 -- Director Sam Mendes' "American Beauty" took top honors today as the Online Film Critics Society handed down its third annual awards. The quirky tale of modern-day life in a suburban nightmare was named best picture by the 112-member group of Web-based writers and critics. "American Beauty" also took nods for Mendes (best director) and star Kevin Spacey (best actor). The film leads all comers going into the Jan. 20 Golden Globes, with six nominations. Fellow

  • OSCAR WATCH: Doc Race Shapes Up
    By: Fiona Ng March 19, 2001 4:50pm GMT+0000

    SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 5, 2000 -- And then there was 12. The Oscar camp has announced the dozen second-round qualifiers for the Best Documentary prize. And judging by the lineup, it doesn't look like the deciding committee is experiencing its usual "forgetfulness" when it comes to potential nominees. The list is a virtual hit parade, including some of the year's most talked-about films -- from the absurd ("Mr. Death" ) to the sublime ("Buena Vista Social Club") and the farcical ("American Mo

  • N.Y. film critics name 'Topsy-Turvy year's best
    By: Ted Murphy March 19, 2001 4:50pm GMT+0000

    In a surprising move, the members of the New York Film Critics Circle, an association of film reviewers from major Manhattan-based newspapers and magazines, selected "Topsy-Turvy" as the Best Picture of 1999.Part biopic, part backstage drama, "Topsy-Turvy" is an opulent motion picture that focuses on the prickly relationship between librettist William Schwenk Gilbert and composer Arthur Sullivan. Mike Leigh was selected as Best Director for the same film, which now becomes poised with "American

Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Joachim Cooder Actor Himself 1 1000001
Ry Cooder Actor Himself 1 1000002
Ibrahim Ferrer Actor Himself 1 1000003
Juan Gonzalez Actor Himself 1 1000004
Ruben Gonzalez Actor Himself 1 1000005
Pio Leyva Actor Himself 1 1000006
Manuel Licea Actor Himself 1 1000007
Orlando Lopez Actor Himself 1 1000008
Manuel Mirabal Actor Himself 1 1000009
Eliades Ochoa Actor Himself 1 1000010
Omara Portuondo Actor Herself 1 1000011
Compay Segundo Actor Himself 1 1000012
Barbarito Torres Actor Himself 1 1000013
Amadito Valdes Actor Himself 1 1000014
Wim Wenders Director n/a 2 2000001
Ulrich Felsberg Producer n/a 3 3000001
Deepak Nayar Producer n/a 3 3000002
Ulrich Felsberg Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Rosa Bosch Associate Producer n/a 171 3000004
Linda Moran Unit Production Manager (New York crew) 182 5000001
Rafael Rodriguez Line Producer (Cuban crew) 161 5000002
David Stahlbauer Stage Manager (New York crew) 120797 5000003
Robby Muller Director of Photography (Amsterdam crew) 120780 6000001
Lisa Rinzler Director of Photography (New York crew) 120780 6000002
Jorg Widmer Director of Photography (Cuban crew) 120780 6000003
Claire Pijman Camera Operator (Amsterdam crew) 239 6000004
Theo Bierkens Camera Operator (Amsterdam crew) 239 6000005
Birgit Hillenius Camera Operator (Amsterdam crew) 239 6000006
Richard Rutkowski Camera Operator (New York crew) 239 6000007
Stephen Consentino Camera Operator Steadicam operator(New York crew) 239 6000008
Jorg Widmer Steadicam Operator (Amsterdam/Cuban crew) 232 6000009
Ivan Scull Lighting (Cuban crew) 798 6000010
Mitch Bogard Lighting lighting designer(New York crew) 798 6000011
Brian Johnson Editor n/a 172 7000001
Octavio Calderon Music featured musician 120781 8000001
Joachim Cooder Music featured musician 120781 8000002
Ry Cooder Music featured musician 120781 8000003
Ry Cooder Music music mixer 120781 8000004
Angel Domech Music featured musician 120781 8000005
Ibrahim Ferrer Music featured musician 120781 8000006
Ibrahim Ferrer Music featured musician 120781 8000007
Manuel Galban Music featured musician 120781 8000008
Robert Garcia Music featured musician 120781 8000009
Hugo Garzon Music featured musician 120781 8000010
Carlos Gonzalez Music featured musician 120781 8000011
Juan Gonzalez Music featured musician 120781 8000012
Ruben Gonzalez Music featured musician 120781 8000013
Pio Leyva Music featured musician 120781 8000014
Manuel Licea Music featured musician 120781 8000015
Orlando Lopez Music featured musician 120781 8000016
Manuel Mirabal Music featured musician 120781 8000017
Eliades Ochoa Music featured musician 120781 8000018
Gilbert Oviedo Music featured musician 120781 8000019
Alejandro Pichardo Music featured musician 120781 8000020
Yanko Pichardo Music featured musician 120781 8000021
Omara Portuondo Music featured musician 120781 8000022
Jesus Ramos Music featured musician 120781 8000023
Salvador Repilado Music featured musician 120781 8000024
Jose Rodriguez Music featured musician 120781 8000025
Compay Segundo Music featured musician 120781 8000026
Benito Suarez Music featured musician 120781 8000027
Barbarito Torres Music featured musician 120781 8000028
Amadito Valdes Music featured musician 120781 8000029
Alberto Valdes Music featured musician 120781 8000030
Lazaro Villa Music featured musician 120781 8000031
Raul Rogut Music music mixer 120781 8000032
Sigfredo Ariel Music music consultant 120781 8000033
Nick Gold Music Producer executive producer of recordings(World Circuit) 323 8000034
Francisco Repilado Song ("Chan Chan") 120859 8000035
Rafael Hernandez Song ("Silencio") 120859 8000036
Harry Warren Song ("Chattanooga Choochoo") 120859 8000037
Mack Gordon Song ("Chattanooga Choochoo") 120859 8000038
Isolina Carillo Song ("Dos Gardenias") 120859 8000039
Maria Vera Song ("Veinte Anos") 120859 8000040
Eusebio Delfin Song ("Tu Que Has Hecho?") 120859 8000041
Ray Henderson Song ("Black Bottom") 120859 8000042
Lew Brown Song ("Black Bottom") 120859 8000043
B DeSylva Song ("Black Bottom") 120859 8000044
Ernesto Lecuona Song ("Canto Siboney") 120859 8000045
Guillermo Portabales Song ("El Carretero") 120859 8000046
Victor Lay Song ("Cienfuegos (tiene su Guaguanco)") 120859 8000047
Cole Porter Song ("Begin the Beguine") 120859 8000048
Orchestes Lopez Song ("Buena Vista Social Club") 120859 8000049
Guillermo Fiffe Song ("Mandinga (Bilonga)") 120859 8000050
Faustino Oramas Song ("Candela") 120859 8000051
Israel Lopez Song ("Chanchullo") 120859 8000052
Sergio Saiba Song ("Cuarto de Tula") 120859 8000053
Celia Romero Song ("Guateque Campesino") 120859 8000054
Forero Esther Song ("Nuestra Ultima Cita") 120859 8000055
Osvaldo Farres Song ("Quizas, Quizas, Quizas") 120859 8000056
Juan Gonzalez Consultant artistic consultant 120784 12000001
Martin Muller Sound (Cuban crew) 120816 14000001
Martin Muller Sound production sound 120816 14000002
E Posnack Sound Mixer (New York crew) 230 14000003
Jerry Boys Sound Recordist n/a 331 14000004
Luba Schatzberg Production office coordinator(New York crew) 120824 25000001
Denise Booth Other project coordinator(Berlin crew) 120795 26000001
Rose-Marie Couture Other project coordinator(Berlin crew) 120795 26000002
Nick Gold Other original concept 120795 26000003
Documentary focusing on the relationship between American music star Ry Cooder and a veteran group of Cuban musicians. Cooder worked to reunite as many of Havana's old guard as possible, first for the hugely successful Buena Vista Social Club album, and then for another record and shows in Havana, New York and Amsterdam. Here band members are interviewed, including the 90 year old guitarist Compay Segundo and the Cuban Nat King Cole, Ibrahim Ferrer.