Friday, August 18, 2023

Carlos Santana documentary Carlos coming to theaters

“Carlos”, a documentary tracing the legendary career of Carlos Santana, will premiere in theaters next month.

Directed by Rudy Valdez, the project – which premiered earlier this year at the Tribeca Festival – combines new interviews with Santana and his family; extraordinary, never-before-seen archival footage, including home videos recorded by Santana himself; concert footage; behind-the-scenes moments; interviews with music industry luminaries and collaborators, such as Clive Davis, Rob Thomas and more.

“At the age of 5, in his native Mexico, he learned to play the violin,” outlines a synopsis for the film. “At 8, he developed a lifelong love for the guitar. At 14, he honed those guitar virtuoso skills and his performance style working a street musician, starting his own band long after, while still a teenager. And at 22 — just before his first album was released to acclaim — Carlos Santana became one of the major discoveries of Woodstock, anchoring the famous festival’s second afternoon on August 16, 1969.

“A music industry legend for 50 years and a 10-time Grammy-winning global sensation, Santana continues to be one of the music world’s premiere artists, blending jazz, blues, and the Mariachi sound with a rock n’ roll spirituality and a sense of connection to music’s primal connection to our deepest emotions.”

“Carlos” will launch in theaters with a three-day premiere event “Carlos: The Santana Journey Global Premiere.” On Saturday, September 23, Sunday, September 24, and Wednesday, September 27 only, screenings include the Carlos documentary plus exclusive introductory content featuring Santana and director Valdez (The Sentence, We Are: The Brooklyn Saints).

Following the premiere screenings, “Carlos” will begin its general theatrical release on Friday, September 29.

Tickets for Carlos: The Santana Journey Global Premiere will go on sale beginning Thursday, August 24 at

Santana’s latest studio album is 2021’s “Blessings And Miracles.”

Check out the “Ultimate Santana” collection here.

See also:

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