Acclaimed as one of the best motion pictures ever made about music, the vibrant 'Calle 54' (2000) offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the lives of some of the greatest Latin Jazz artists of our time. From the director of Academy Award-winning Belle Epoch (Best Foreign Language Film, 1993) comes this documentary featuring barefoot Brazilian pianist Eliane Elias, Argentinean tenor sax great Gato Barbieri, Paquito D'Rivera, Chucho Valdés, Cachao, and many more - not to mention the last on-screen appearances by the late composer-arranger Chico O'Farrill and the legendary timbales master and "godfather of Latin music" Tito Puente (pictured).
MUSICALLY SPEAKING is a series of music-themed movie and documentary screenings, curated/hosted by DJ Soul Sister, and co-presented by Press Street, Charitable Film Network, and WWOZ FM. Free admission and refreshments. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.