HBO Latino plans to premiere the feature music doc Fandango at the Wall – directed by Varda Bar-Kar and executive produced by Quincy Jones, Andrew Young and Carlos Santana – this month.
The film follows musician Arturo O’Farrill and producer Kabir Sehgal as they journey to Veracruz, Mexico to recruit a group of master musicians to record a live album at the U.S.-Mexico border wall. It centers around the annual Fandango Fronterizo, a festival that takes place on both sides of the Tijuana-San Diego border. With musicians from two countries joining together, it’s a celebration of friendship and unity.
Sehgal also serves as executive producer and writer; Marietta Ulacia is co-producer.
Fandango at the Wall will have its world festival premiere at the Atlanta Film Festival this month. NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) will also feature it on September 26, as part of the virtual NFMLA Film Festival, InFocus: Latinx & Hispanic Cinema. It will also appear at virtual film festivals across the country.
The film premieres Sept. 25 on HBO Latino, and will be available to stream on HBO Max in the U.S.