In the tradition of “Buena Vista Social Club”, Miramax Pictures is preparing the lively musical documentary Calle 54 for DVD this November.
Calle 54 invites everyone to experience the passion of Latin Jazz. It is a musical journey that captures the heart and soul of an entire culture. It features sounds that pulsate in hot backstreet clubs and recording studios from Miami to Havana, the Bronx to Andalusia. A series of performances that reveal how these great Latin heroes use their extraordinary musical talent as a vehicle for storytelling, protest, sexuality and, above all, the celebration of life. It is an innovative tapestry of sound and imagery, styles and rhythms-from samba to pambiche to flamenco.
“Calle 54” is presented in anamorphic widescreen with Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 and optional English subtitles. The disc will also contain an audio commentary with Latin Jazz Historian Nat Chediak, Side B a documentary on the history of Latin Jazz, musician bios and discographies, and a theatrical trailer.
The upcoming DVD will be available on November 13th with a suggested retail price to be announced.