JCC 6th Annual ABQ Jewish Film Fest

The Mamboniks

Film Fest Finale - Mambo Matinee!

Directed by Lex Gillespie | Documentary/History | USA, 2019 | 90 min | English

Time: 2:00pm     Day: Sunday     Doors: 1:30pm     Ages: All Ages     Price: $10

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2019 Jewish Film Fest Series Pass
July 14 - 28, 2019
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July 14, 2019 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
July 18, 2019 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
July 20, 2019 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
The Unorthodox
July 21, 2019 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm
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July 25, 2019 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Mamboniks
July 28, 2019 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Film Fest Finale: Mambo Matinee!

Sunday, July 28, 2 pm

Bank of America Theatre, National Hispanic Cultural Center

Documentary/History | USA, 2019 | 90 min | English

Director: Lex Gillespie

Bagels meet bongos in THE MAMBONIKS, a 90-minute 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 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 Pérez Prado, this film explores a mostly unexamined - and surprising - aspect of Jewish life and culture. 

Following the film, please join us in the Lobby for a Cuban Nosh and cash bar. 

$10 in Advance; $12 at the Door