If you're in Mystic, Connecticut next week, come check out THE MAMBONIKS, the opening night film at the MYSTIC FILM FESTIVAL. Enjoy local wines, meet the filmmakers and dancers from the film, and engaging Q&A to follow. Come support this great community event!
Reserve your tickets now for the exciting RED CARPET COCKTAIL EVENT and OPENING NIGHT FILM at the MYSTIC FILM FESTIVAL, taking place on Wednesday, October 2nd at 6:30 PM!
Tickets can be purchased online here: https://ticketing.us.veezi.com/purchase/33823?siteToken=mge4znwgfc85nzdrrr24h2pw0r
Walk the red carpet, enjoy some delicious wine from Jonathan Edwards Winery, and see the feature documentary film THE MAMBONIKS by award-winning filmmaker, Lex Gillespie.
Back in the 1950s, when much of America was discovering Elvis and rock-n-roll, New York City swayed to a Latin beat. Manhattan fell for the mambo, the hot new dance from Havana. Like the beatniks of the era, the mambo’s fervent Jewish fans earned a hip Yiddish-inspired nickname: the Mamboniks. They sparked a dance craze that swept the nation — and the world.
Q&A with Lex Gillespie and mambo dancers Marvano and Mambo Judie will take place after the screening.
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