Carlos Santana Documentary To Premier In Theatres Next Month

Carlos Santana Rolls Out New Vegas Residency Dates

We now know when we’ll be able to see Carlos, the new documentary about Carlos Santana that premiered at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. Acquired by Sony Picture Classics, Carlos will screen September 23, 24, and 27 at movie theaters worldwide, with introductory remarks from Santana and director Rudy Valdez, a two-time Emmy Award winner whose previous credits include The Sentence and We Are: The Brooklyn Saints. Tickets for Carlos: The Santana Journey Global Premiere go on sale August 24 via, and a general theatrical release begins September 29.

Santana, who turned down previous offers to make a documentary, tells us that Carlos tells the story he always wanted to see captured on film: “The story, I want it to be the opposite of what they show on TV a lot which is triumph, glory and victory to God. I didn’t want ‘poor little thing’ and another victim mentality and this predictable, pathetic human being who people can hardly wait for him to die so he doesn’t suffer anymore. I just didn’t want to present that kind of stuff, y’know? I think we have enough of that.” :29 (OC: we have enough of that)

In addition to conversations with Santana himself, Carlos includes appearances by his longtime record company advocate Clive Davis, Smooth collaborator Rob Thomas and others. No soundtrack album is currently planned to accompany the documentary.
After touring during the summer Santana returns to his residency at the House of Blues Las Vegas on Sept. 6, with shows there through Sept. 17 and another run set for November. Details can be found via

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