Bagels meet bongos in The Mamboniks, a 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, the 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 worldwide sensation.
With an infectious soundtrack including Tito Puente, Celia Cruz and mambo king Pérez Prado, this film explores a mostly unexamined aspect of Jewish life and culture.
Screening with: Walk Run Cha-Cha