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Tuesday, 16 April 2013 at 7.15pm
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  • Music documentary
  • 1998
  • Germany
  • Colour
  • 100 mins.
 
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Wim Wenders' superb Oscar-nominated documentary charts legendary guitarist Ry Cooder's 1996 visit to Cuba to meet some of the country's finest musicians, including Ibrahim Ferrer and ninety-year-old Compay Segundo, with a view to organising a once-in-a-lifetime concert at Carnegie Hall. There's a chance to see the veteran entertainers talking about their philosophies on the music industry, singing and performing in their home towns and chatting to their friends and peers, as well as talking to Wenders himself. Concert footage is intercut with interviews and a revealing look at life in Havana.  … one of the best music documentaries ever made and a compelling testament to the strength of the human spirit.

Reviewed by Tom Hutchinson in Radio Times Film Guide

 

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