CARLOS: The Santana Journey Global Premiere


Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sat, Sep 23 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sun, Sep 24 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Wed, Sep 27 7:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Worldwide Premiere Event
Music Documentary
Release Year:2023
Run Time:103 minutes
Production Country:United States
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Rudy Valdez


The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to join theaters around the world for a global theatrical event: “CARLOS: The Santana Journey Global Premiere” on Sept. 23, 24 and 27 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

Celebrate the life of one of music’s greatest icons in this special premiere event. See the new movie “CARLOS” first, including intro content featuring director Rudy Valdez and Carlos Santana, exclusive to this event.

At the age of 5, in his native Mexico, he learned to play the violin. At 8, he developed a lifelong love for the guitar. At 14, he honed those guitar virtuoso skills and his performance style working as a street musician, starting his own band long after, while still a teenager. And at 22 — just before his first album was released to acclaim — Carlos Santana 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 connection to 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 — as two-time Emmy-winning director Rudy Valdez creates an intimate, rich documentary about a man whose sound casts a spell on fans who love — as one of Santana’s famous titles says— “how his rhythm goes.”