FF52 - The Mamboniks


Bagels meet bongos in this surprising story of Jewish dancers who fell in love with the Cuban mambo in the 1950s, sparking a dance craze that swept the nation and the world. Only a revolution could stop it.

"The Mamboniks" tells a little-known story: how Jewish people fell in love with the music and dance of Cuba during the exciting 1950s mambo era.

It's a positive story of building bridges between cultures and communities - a vital message for our divisive times.

At its heart, the film is about much more: it's about the power of music and dance to bring people together.

DIRECTOR: Lex Gillespie

RUN TIME: 1 hr 25 min