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Release Date: June 18th, 1999

DVD Release Date: February 20th, 2001

G|1 hr 41 min

Plot Summary
This documentary by lauded German filmmaker Wim Wenders follows renowned guitarist Ry Cooder and his son, Joachim, as they travel to Cuba and assemble a group of the country's finest musicians to record an album. Among the artists included in the project are singer Ibrahim Ferrer and pianist Rubén González, who are both interviewed and featured in studio footage. Eventually the ensemble travels to the United States to perform in front of rapt audiences.

Cast: Luis Barzaga, Joachim Cooder, Ry Cooder, Julio Alberto Fernández, Ibrahim Ferrer, Carlos González, Rubén González, Salvador Repilado Labrada

Director: Wim Wenders

Genres: Music, Documentary

Production Co: Kintop Pictures

Distributors: Artisan Entertainment

Keywords: Spirited, Rise, Underdog, 1990s, Emotional, New York City

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Nominated Anthony Asquith Award for Achievement in Film Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1999)
Nominated Film Not in the English Language
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1999)
Nominated Documentary (Feature)
Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1999)