Broad Green Pulls Buena Vista Social Club Doc From Sundance

Sundance 2017: Last-minute change attributed to “longer than expected” post-production

Oscar nominee Lucy Walker’s forthcoming documentary about revolutionary musicians in Cuba has been abruptly pulled from the Sundance lineup.

The untitled project was a pseudo-follow up to the hit Wim Wenders doc “Buena Vista Social Club” about the ensemble from 1999.

Sundance officials announced the change early Friday morning, with the film’s distributor Broad Green following up with a statement about delayed post-production.

“We at Broad Green are disappointed that we will not be able to premiere this compelling documentary at this year’s Sundance Film Festival,” a spokesperson for the production company said.

“The film’s post production process has taken longer than expected and thus the decision was made to wait to introduce the film to audiences until it can be presented in its best possible iteration.”

Walker was an Oscar nominee in 2012 for the documentary short “The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom,” and in 2011 for the documentary feature “Waste Land.”

Its position on the screening schedule will be filled by movies already chosen for the Sundance program. No updated timeline was given for the film’s premiere.