José Feliciano: Behind This Guitar USA

90 min | Documentary | 2020

Directed by
Frank Licari & Helen Murphy

Written by
Frank Licari & Helen Murphy

José Feliciano, Emilio Estefan Jr. , Gloria Estefan, Rick Jarrard, Frank Licari, Rudy Pérez, Carlos Santana

Festivals and Awards


Nashville Film Fest

Live virtual screening on Sunday, Dec. 6th @ 8:00pm PST with filmmaker Q&A to follow.

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“José Feliciano: Behind This Guitar” chronicles the life and continuing career of nine-time GRAMMY/Latin GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement recipient, singer/guitarist José Feliciano. Revered as one the world’s greatest guitarists, Feliciano is the first Latin American to win Best New Artist and Best Contemporary Pop Vocal GRAMMY Awards and is the first global Latin crossover artist. He is a pioneer in successfully blending genres as well as being a masterful musical interpreter. His is the story of one of the greatest and arguably most underrated superstar artists of all time. His journey is a story about the quest of an American immigrant in pursuit of his dream to one day perform on the world stage.


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