- Rated: G
- Run Time: 1 hours, 45 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: November 13, 2001
- Originally Released: 2001
- Label: Miramax
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - Spanish
- Stereo - French
- Additional Release Material:
- Documentary: "Side B - The History of Latin Jazz"
- Audio Commentary: Nat Chediak - Jazz Historian
- Interactive Features:
- Interactive Menus
- Scene Access
- Text/Photo Galleries:
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Orlando "Puntilla" Rios,
Carlos "Patato" Valdes,
Milton Cardona &
Fabienne Servan Schreiber,
Fernando Trueba &
Rolling Stone - 06/07/2001
"...A landmark musical tribute....[A] movie with real sizzle..."
USA Today - 05/11/2001
"...The result is almost enough to make an audience levitate....There's not been a more infectious jazz performance screen treat since 1959's classic JAZZ ON A SUMMER'S DAY..."
Box Office - 07/01/2001
"...A romantic and loving tribute to Latin Jazz artists an the beauty of making music....[A] happily contagious film..." -- 4 out of 5 stars
Los Angeles Times - 11/22/2000
"...[The] tribute to these musicians and their music adds up to a joyous occasion....CALLE 54 is visually as pleasing as it sounds..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 05/11/2001
"...The music each of the duos plays has a lyrical vibrancy and intimacy....We can track the emotion playing across the faces of the players, as well as the emotion being withheld..."
This collection of fantastic Latin Jazz performances from some of the greatest musicians in the genre captures a range of sounds and styles and pays a glowing tribute to the intimate rhythms of this music. Shot in a fashion that follows the feeling of the music, director Fernando Trueba's CALLE 54 features artists Tito Puente, Jerry Gonzalez, Chano Dominguez, Eliane Elias, Chico O'Farrill, Gato Barbieri, Paquito D'Rivera, Michel Camilo, Chucho Valdes, and Bebo Valdes.
Description by Buena Vista Home Entertainment.:
Acclaimed as one of the very best motion pictures ever made about music, the vibrant CALLE 54 offers an incredible behind-the-scenes glimpse into the lives of Grammy Award-winner Tito Puente and some of the greatest Latin jazz artists of our time! Whether it's created in hot backstreet clubs or recording studios from Miami to Havana, the Bronx to Andalusia, the pulsating sounds of Latin Jazz capture the heart and soul of an entire culture! Showcased in a series of extraordinary performances, Latin legends use their immense musical talents to weave an innovative tapestry of sound, style, and rhythm that becomes a passionate celebration of life! From the director of the Academy Award(R)-winning BELLE EPOCH (Best Foreign Language Film, 1993) -- featured artists include the late "godfather of Latin music," Tito Puente, barefoot Brazilian pianist Eliane Elias, Argentinean tenor sax great Gato Barbieri, Paquito D'Rivera, and many more you don't want to miss!
Jazz Fusion |
Jazz Legends |
Latin Music |
Music (General) |
Theatrical Release |
- Theatrical release: MAY 11, 2001 (LIMITED)
- Gene Seymour of Newsday named CALLE 54 one of the 10 best films of 2000.