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April12

Dinner and a Movie: Buena Vista Social Club (1999)

April 12, 2018 5:00pm – 9:00pm

Buena Vista Social Club (1999)

Traveling from the streets of Havana to the stage of Carnegie Hall, this revelatory documentary captures a forgotten generation of Cuba’s brightest musical talents as they enjoy an unexpected brush with world fame. The veteran vocalists and instrumentalists collaborated with American guitarist and roots-music champion Ry Cooder to form the Buena Vista Social Club, playing a jazz-inflected mix of cha-cha, mambo, bolero, and other traditional Latin American styles, and recording an album that won a Grammy and made them an international phenomenon. In the wake of this success, director Wim Wenders filmed the ensemble’s members—including golden-voiced Ibrahim Ferrer and piano virtuoso Rubén González—in a series of illuminating interviews and live performances. The result is one of the most beloved music documentaries of the 1990s, and an infectious ode to a neglected corner of Cuba’s prerevolutionary heritage.

Thursday, April 12

Trucking Delicious food truck
Parking lot behind the Gund Gallery: 5:00 PM

Film screening: 7:00 PM
Community Foundation Theater, Gund Gallery

About Dinner and a Movie:

This curated series is inspired by themes central to the museum’s spring exhibitions and programs as well as issues important to our community. Join us for a food truck dinner before each screening.

Gund Gallery exhibitions and public programs are supported, in part, by the Gund Gallery Board of Directors and the Ohio Arts Council.

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Image courtesy of Road Movies, synopsis courtesy of the Criterion Collection.

 
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