Buena Vista Social Club

Buena Vista Social Club
  • Wednesday May 15, 2024 2:00 PM

Wim Wenders, 1999
G; 105 minutes

An ensemble of aging musicians whose talents were virtually forgotten following Fidel Castro’s takeover of Cuba are brought out of retirement by Ry Cooder, who travelled to Havana in order to bring them together. This acclaimed documentary features triumphant performances of extraordinary music and resurrected the musicians' careers.


Indulge yourself with a series featuring many of “My Favorite Films” including tales of romance, humor, suspense, satire, and heroism. Organized by Auditorium Manager Tina Gorski, a lifelong movie lover, the films in this series may hold special memories for you: no matter how many times you see them, they continue to draw you in one more time. The series features films since 1945. While many of these films are available through streaming, it’s always more fun to see them in the theater.

Make a day of it at the Modern and include extra time to visit the galleries and our special exhibitions. Enjoy lunch in Café Modern and then settle in for an afternoon screening, or plan for a coffee break afterwards with fellow film enthusiasts. 

Screenings are at 2 pm most Wednesdays in the Modern’s auditorium. Tickets are $5 (FREE for Modern members), available at the museum’s admission desk. Click here to purchase tickets online.