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The Mamboniks

December 11, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Screening and Director Talk-Back


Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 6:30pm


Speaker: Lex Gillespie, Director of The Mamboniks


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As the nights close in join us for screening that will remind us of summer.


Bagels meet bongos in The Mamboniks, a 90-minute documentary film that tells the little-known story of the Jewish love affair with Latin music. Set in Havana, Miami Beach, New York and the Catskill Mountains, this fun, uplifting film features a lovable, somewhat zany collection of dancers from the 1950s. Now retired yet still dancing in Florida, they share their passion for the mambo, the hot dance from Cuba that became a world-wide sensation. With an infectious soundtrack including Tito Puente, Celia Cruz and mambo king PĂ©rez Prado, this film explores a mostly unexamined aspect of Jewish life and culture.


Following the screening filmmaker Lex Gillespie joins us for a Q&A.


December 11, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm