This spring, The Roxy Theater is proud to bring you WORLD VIEW: CULTURES IN HARMONY - five films which highlight and celebrate the unifying power of music around the world. Hosted by Global and Cultural Affairs in Arts Missoula, and presented free of charge.
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 encounter 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 documentaries of the 1990s, and an infectious ode to a neglected corner of Cuba’s prerevolutionary heritage.
World View is sponsored by Rideg Law Firm and US Bank. Buena Vista Social Club is sponsored by the Montana World Trade Center.