Buena Vista Social Club: Adiós

Lucy Walker
| USA
| 2017
| 110 min

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 bids farewell to their time onstage with a final series of performances around the globe. Buena Vista Social Club: Adiós follows the band on the 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.

Director
Lucy Walker
Producer
Christine Cowin, Zak Kilberg, Victor Moyers
Premiere
Sydney Premiere
Section
Panorama
Festival Year
2017