Wim Wenders’ 1999 Oscar-nominated documentary “Buena Vista Social Club” is getting a sequel. The announcement comes a month after President Obama and Raul Castro’s historic meeting and in line with the lightened restrictions around U.S. to Cuba travel.
Broad Green Pictures has announced that the film that brought the extraordinary Cuban musicians out of retirement and prompted an album and world tour, is set to get a follow-up called “Buena Vista Social Club – Adios.”
Director Lucy Walker will document the band on their final tour which will include some U.S. dates beginning in August and end with shows in Havana.
Walker’s statement on the upcoming project:
The original "Buena Vista Social Club" movie introduced the world to a group of fantastically charming and talented musicians who have inspired the world with their stories, hearts and music. Those are big shoes to fill and I am honored to follow in the footsteps of such a beloved, popular movie about such beloved, popular artists, and it’s especially fascinating during this important moment in Cuban history.
Production will begin in July and the film will debut in 2016.