"Mad Men" meets "Buena Vista Social Club" in this entertaining story about the dancers who fell in love with Cuban Mambo in the 1950s, sparking a dance craze that swept the nation and the world. Like the Beatniks of the era, the Mambo’s fervent fans earned a hip nickname: The Mamboniks. Surprisingly, many of them were Jewish! Set in Havana, Miami Beach and New York, this fun and upbeat documentary features a lovable, somewhat zany collection of dancers, musicians, disc jockeys, club owners and record company moguls. "The Mamboniks" is the first documentary to tell the story of the musical and dance invasion that came from Cuba in the years preceding Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution of 1959.
We meet the mamboniks today, and they are still dancing, in their 70s and 80s! They share their stories and scrapbooks in this fun, upbeat film.
It's Closing Night of the Boulder Jewish Film Festival!