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"CALLE 54"
(2000) (Tito Puente, Chucho Valdes) (G)

Alcohol/
Drugs
Blood/Gore Disrespectful/
Bad Attitude
Frightening/
Tense Scenes
Guns/
Weapons
None None None None None
Imitative
Behavior
Jump
Scenes
Music
(Scary/Tense)
Music
(Inappropriate)
Profanity
Minor None None None None
Sex/
Nudity
Smoking Tense Family
Scenes
Topics To
Talk About
Violence
None Minor None Minor None


QUICK TAKE:
Documentary/Concert Film: Various famous and talented musicians play their own styles of Latin jazz music.
PLOT:
Filmmaker Fernando Trueba explores the many facets of Latin jazz music by focusing on various generations of such musicians. Among those featured and filmed in studio performances around the world are Paquito D'Rivera and his band; pianist Eliane Elias; flamenco jazz stylist Chano Dominguez; trumpeter Jerry Gonzalez; pianist and film composer Michel Camilo; saxophonist Gato Barbieri; musical legend Tito Puente; father/son pianists Bebo and Chucho Valdes; and Afro-Cuban big band musician Chico O'Farrill.
WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
Unless they're into Latin jazz music or are fans of someone in the film, it's not very likely.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: G
For not containing material to warrant a higher rating.
CAST AS ROLE MODELS:
Since the musicians are really only seen playing their music (with one briefly smoking a cigarette) and being very good at that, that's how they'll be seen as role models.
CAST, CREW, & TECHNICAL INFO

HOW OTHERS RATED THIS MOVIE


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OUR WORD TO PARENTS:
Since about all the film really shows (other than a few scenes of the artists walking around) is the musicians playing their music, there's practically nothing potentially objectionable - save for one musician briefly seen smoking -- in this G-rated film.

ALCOHOL OR DRUG USE
  • None.
  • BLOOD/GORE
  • None.
  • DISRESPECTFUL/BAD ATTITUDE
  • None.
  • FRIGHTENING SCENES
  • None.
  • GUNS/WEAPONS
  • None.
  • IMITATIVE BEHAVIOR
  • It's possible that some kids could be inspired to take up Latin jazz music.
  • JUMP SCENES
  • None.
  • MUSIC (SCARY/TENSE)
  • None.
  • MUSIC (INAPPROPRIATE)
  • None.
  • PROFANITY
  • None.
  • SEX/NUDITY
  • None.
  • SMOKING
  • One musician (Jerry Gonzalez) is briefly seen smoking.
  • TENSE FAMILY SCENES
  • None.
  • TOPICS TO TALK ABOUT
  • Latin jazz music and how talented the various musicians who play it are.
  • VIOLENCE
  • None.



  • Reviewed May 7, 2000 / Posted May 11, 2001

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