The Mamboniks

Feature | Unrated | 90 min


Digital Gym Cinema Sat, Mar 16, 2019 11:00 AM
AMC Fashion Valley 18 Screen 2 Sun, Mar 17, 2019 11:45 AM
Digital Gym Cinema Sun, Mar 24, 2019 4:55 PM
Film Info
Section:Ritmo Latino
Release Year:2018
Genre:Music / Dance / Documentary
Production Country:USA / Cuba
Director:Lex Gillespie


Bagels meet bongos in THE MAMBONIKS, which tells the little-known story of the Jewish love affair with Latin music that began in the 1920s. Filmed in New York, Havana, Miami Beach and the Catskill Mountains, this documentary features a lovable, somewhat zany collection of Jewish dancers, retired yet still dancing in Florida, who profess their life-long passion for the sultry Cuban dance called the mambo. Featuring the infectious sounds of Tito Puente, Celia Cruz and mambo king Pérez Prado, this uplifting film traces the mambo's rise and fall as a world-wide dance sensation in the 1950s.