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  • Release Date: September 29, 2023 (limited)
  • Genre: Documentary, Music

  • Director: Rudy Valdez
  • Producer(s): Justin Wilkes, Leopoldo Gout, Sam Pollard, Sara Bernstein, Ashley Kahn, Rudy Valdez, Lizz Morhaim
  • Studio: Mongrel Media
  • Length: 1h 27m | Classification: G
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    Tomatometer 100% Audience Score 93%


At the age of five, in his native Mexico, Carlos Santana learned to play the violin. At eight, he developed a lifelong love for the guitar. At 14, he honed those guitar virtuoso skills and his performance style by 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 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, Santana continues to be one of the music world’s premiere artists, blending jazz, blues, and the Mariachi sound with a rock 'n' roll spirituality and a sense of 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.


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