11 2019

2019 JCC Jewish Film Festival THE MAMBONIKS

11:00AM - 1:00PM  

JCC CenterStage Theatre Louis S. Wolk Jewish Community Center
1200 Edgewood Avenue Hart Theater
Rochester, NY 14618

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The Mamboniks

The Mamboniks

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
Country: USA
Running Time: 89 min
Year: 2019
Language: English
Genre: Documentary

Generously underwritten by
Erni and Randy Schuster

Community Partner
Fred Astaire