Eliades Ochoa From Cuba to the World

2019 | Cuba | NR | 100 min.


Old Town Playhouse Fri, Aug 2, 2019 6:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2019
Runtime:100 min.
Premiere Status:Midwest Premiere
Production Country:Cuba
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Cynthia Biestek
Produced by:Cynthia Biestek and Ruben Gomez
Screenwriter:Ian Padron
Rolando Almirante
Cinematography:Aramis Fonseca
Rafael Solis
Editing By:Ian Padron
Music By:Eliades Ochoa
Executive Producer:Raciel Ruiz
Cast:Benicio Del Toro
Silvio Rodriguez
Nick Gold
Omara Portuondo
Adalberto Alvarez
Juan De Marcos Gonzalez
Charlie Musselwhite
Cesar 'Pupy


He became known the world over in the late 90s as an original member of legendary Cuban band Buena Vista Social Club, but Eliades Ochoa's passion for his country's musical heritage led him to pursue a life dedicated to music much earlier than that: He began by playing his guitar in the streets of Eastern Cuba, then joined a slew of folk groups, until finally the success of Buena Vista Social Club came along. Spreading his love for traditional Cuban folk music was always Ochoa's main goal, and that love shines through in this new documentary, that narrates his story pulling together rare pictures, archive material and new interviews, preserving not only his incredible journey, but the richness of the muical heritage of his country for generations to come. Brought to us by TCFF fan favorite Ian Padron (Habanastation, TCFF 2011), who got on a plane to TC in hopes to show Michael Moore the film and found himself sitting right by him, this special added screening is the result of passion of kismet. In Person: Director Cynthia Biestek and editor Ian Padron.