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Buena Vista Social Club: Adios

  • Starring: Manuel 'Guajiro' Mirabal, Guajirito Mirabal
  • Director: Lucy Walker
  • Genre(s): Music, Documentary
  • Languages:
  • Rating: PG
  • Running Time: 110 min.

The musicians of the Buena Vista Social Club exposed the world to Cuba’s vibrant culture with their landmark 1997 album. Now, against the backdrop of Cuba’s captivating musical history, hear the band’s story as they reflect on their remarkable careers and the extraordinary circumstances that brought them together.

"This movie should be of great interest to Cubaphiles, music fans, cultural historians and anyone with eyes, ears and a pulse."
- Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Both an exemplary sequel and a vital, informative companion piece."
- Glenn Kenny, New York Times
"Ultimately, Adios transcends politics and proves once again that music knows no boundaries."
- Laura Emerick, Chicago Sun-Times
"'When you remember something,' one of the group members says at one point, 'it's because your spirit is in it.' And there's plenty of spirit kicking around inside "Buena Vista Social Club: Adios.""
- Adam Graham, Detroit News
"Beautiful gems of wisdom and life lessons are contained within Buena Vista Social Club: Adios. The picture is an edifying celebration of this music, humanizing and contextualizing it beyond its popularity, locating its roots within a history informed by politics, colonialism, oppression, and racism. "
- Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times