Silverspot Cinema
300 SE 3rd St #100 Miami, FL 33131(305) 536-5000

Coral Gables Art Cinema
260 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134

Eliades Ochoa: From Cuba to the World

US Premiere

DIRECTED BY Cynthia Biestek

Country: Cuba, Mexico
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English
Original Title: Eliades Ochoa: De Cuba y para el Mundo

Running Time: 100min
Film Year: 2018
Category: Documentary Achievement Award

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 musical heritage of his country for generations to come.


Friday March 1st @ 8:00 PM Silverspot Cinema Add to Schedule

Sunday March 3rd @ 12:30 PM Coral Gables Art Cinema Add to Schedule


Director: Cynthia Biestek
Producer: Cynthia Biestek and Ruben Gomez
Screenwriter: Ian Padron, Rolando Almirante
Executive Producer: Raciel Ruiz
Production Company: Positivation Films

Music: Eliades Ochoa
Cinematographer: Aramis Fonseca, Rafael Solis
Editor: Ian Padron

Cast: Benicio Del Toro, Silvio Rodriguez, Nick Gold, Omara Portuondo, Adalberto Alvarez, Juan De Marcos Gonzalez, Charlie Musselwhite, Cesar 'Pupy

Cynthia Biestek

Cynthia Biestek is an American director and producer. She is the founder of Positivation Films, and has previously produced the documentary The Kings of the Cuban Son (2009). With Eliades Ochoa: From Cuba to the World (2019), Biestek makes her directorial debut.

Guests Attending