2023 (USA) 87 minutes

Directed by: Rudy Valdez

At the age of 5, in his native Mexico, he learned to play the violin. At 8, he developed a lifelong love for the guitar. At 14, he honed those guitar virtuoso skills and his performance style working as a street musician, starting his own band not 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, as well as a recipient of a Kennedy Center Honor and a Billboard Century Award, Santana continues to be one of the music world’s premiere artists, blending jazz, blues, and the Mariachi sound with rock n’ roll spirituality and a sense of connection to music’s primal connection to our deepest emotions. The electric documentary CARLOS utilizes new interviews with Santana and his family alongside extraordinary, never-before-seen archival footage – including home video recordings Santana himself made; concert footage; and behind-the scenes moments – as two time Emmy winning director Rudy Valdez creates an intimate, rich documentary about a man whose sound casts a spell on fans who love – as one of Santana’s famous titles says – “how his rhythm goes.”

2023 Tribeca Film Festival

Incline Village Cinema – November 30 – 8:00pm

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