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Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Sun, Aug 23, 2015
7:30pm

JAZZ ON FILM
Latin Jazz Double Feature! Andy Garcia In Person!
CACHAO … COMO SU RITMO NO HAY DOS / CALLE 54
Presented by the American Cinematheque and sponsored by Sony Legacy Recordings and Amoeba Music.

All ticket buyers will be eligible to win a prize pack courtesy of Amoeba Music, including a gift certificate, t-shirt and tote bag.

Discussion between films with CACHAO director Andy Garcia (schedule permitting).
CACHAO … COMO SU RITMO NO HAY DOS
1993, CineSon, 112 min, USA, Dir: Andy Garcia

Bassist and composer Israel López - better known as Cachao – helped introduce jazz improvisation to Cuba, giving birth to the mambo. This vibrant concert film of the master and his band at work in Miami in 1992 was perhaps the first to spotlight Cuban music, predating BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB by several years. “Clearly reverential, CACHAO illuminates its subject in a way most documentaries don't: By letting the music speak for itself, it's eloquent beyond language.” – Richard Harrington, The Washington Post


CALLE 54
2000, Park Circus/Miramax, 105 min, Dir: Fernando Trueba

Acclaimed Spanish director Fernando Trueba (BELLE EPOQUE) brought Latin jazz greats from all over the world to a recording studio on 54th Street in New York City for a musical summit meeting. Tito Puente, Chano Dominguez, Chucho Valdes, Gato Barbieri, Cachao and others are in top form in this magical performance film. “CALLE 54 is closer in spirit to THE LAST WALTZ in that it mounts a respectful staging of the songs by its performers with an ease and classiness not lavished on jazz since the black-and-white jazz shorts of the 1930s and ’40s.” – Elvis Mitchell, The New York Times.


Screening format: To be announced (CACHAO) and 35mm (CALLE 54)
Aero Theatre • Sun, Aug 23, 2015 • 7:30pm

Films in this Series at the Aero

Jazz Musician Corky Hale In Person! Rare Screening!
Thu, Aug 20, 2015 - 7:30pm
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Fri, Aug 21, 2015 - 7:30pm
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Sat, Aug 22, 2015 - 7:30pm
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