Ruben Blades Is Not My Name

Latin American icon Ruben Blades was at the center of the New York Salsa revolution in the 1970's. His socially charged lyrics and explosive rhythms brought Salsa music to an international audience. Blades has won 17 Grammys, acted in Hollywood, earned a law degree from Harvard and even run for President of his native Panama. He lives in NY, where he granted us exclusive access to his life at home and on tour. Critically acclaimed director Abner Benaim takes us on a journey through Ruben's 50 year career, revealing that Ruben might still have both musical and political ambitions.
This is a film about a living legend and his struggle to come to terms with his legacy.

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Credits

Director:

Abner Benaim

Executive Producer:

Abner Benaim, Gema Juarez Allen

Producer:

Abner Benaim, Gema Juarez Allen, Cristina Gallego

Screenwriter:

Abner Benaim

Cinematographer:

Gastón Girod, Mauro Colombo

Editor:

Felipe Guerrero

Sound Designer:

Lena Esquenazi

Music:

Ruben Blades, Tito Puentes and others

Principal Cast:

Ruben Blades, Sting, Paul Simon, Rene Perez (Residente), Gilberto Santa Rosa, Larry Harlow, Andy Montañez, Ismael Miranda, Junot Diaz, Luba Mason

Contact

Publicity Contact:

Abner Benaim
abner@aperturafilms.com
+972543464576

Details

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Year:

2018

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genres:

Biography, Documentary, Music

Screening Section:

24 Beats Per Second

Screening Category:

Documentary Feature

Language:

Spanish, English

Runtime:

85:20 mins