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AJFF: Mamboniks

February 22, 2020    1:00pm

Jewish soul and Cuban song mesh on the dance floor in this wistful look at the mambo mania that swept the nation in the ‘50s. Jewish Americans fell for Havana’s hot mix of sultry Latin and Afro-Cuban rhythms in neon-splashed New York, Miami’s art deco hotels, and the Catskills resorts. Against a big band soundtrack, the free-spirited mamboniks colorfully recall their love affair with the Cuban dance craze.

Genre 

Documentary

Running Time 

90 minutes

Series: Atlanta Jewish Film Festival

Venue: Byers Theatre

Cost: $14-$16