Fresh off its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, Rudy Valdez‘s doc “Carlos: The Santana Journey” hits theaters next month. First, it plays at select cinemas around the world for a three-day engagement before opening wide on September 29.
“Carlos” takes an extended look at the life and career of legendary rock guitarist Carlos Santana. Combining new interviews with Santana and his family, archival footage, concert footage, home videos, behind-the-scenes moments and various interviews, Valdez’s film explores Santana’s five-decade career to discover “how his rhythm goes,” as one of the musician’s titles says.
Sony Music Entertainment and Imagine Documentaries co-finance “Carlos,” with Sara Bernstein, Justin Wilkes, and Lizz Morhaim producing. Executive producers on the film include Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Meredith Kaulfers, and Michael Vrionis through Imagine. Tom Mackay and Richard Story executive produce through SME. Leopoldo Gout, Ashley Kahn, and Sam Pollard also serve as producers.
“Carlos” is Valdez’s first feature-length doc since 2018’s HBO “The Sentence,” which Valdez won a Primetime Emmy for. Other recent credit for Valdez include the TV series “Choir” and an episode of the Disney series “Growing Up.”
Check out “Carlos: The Santana Journey” when it hits select theaters on September 23, 24 and 27; the film then opens in general theaters on September 29. Watch a teaser for the doc below.