During the 1950s, free-spirited dancers from New York City (most of them Jewish) fell head over heels for the mambo, a hot dance from Havana, Cuba. Their love for Latin rhythms earned them the nickname, the mamboniks. Now retired, they’re still twirling around dance floors in Florida. In The Mamboniks, they reminisce and share their often-humorous and joyous stories. Archival footage of them performing in their younger years and an infectious soundtrack that includes the Afro-Cuban sounds of Tito Puente and Celia Cruz make the film a pleasure to watch.
Thursday, July 11 | 11am | JCC Hart Theater
Director: Lex Gillespie
Running Time: 89 min
Generously underwritten by
Erni and Randy Schuster