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“Heartfelt, profound and joyous.” - San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
Bagels meet bongos in The Mamboniks, an energetic documentary that tells the little-known story of the Jewish love affair with Latin music. Set in New York, Havana, Miami Beach, and the Catskill Mountains, this uplifting film features a lovable, somewhat zany collection of dancers from the 1950s. Now retired yet still dancing, 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 Pérez Prado, this film explores a mostly unexamined - and surprising - aspect of Jewish life and culture.
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