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The Mamboniks

World Premiere

DIRECTED BY Lex Gillespie

Country: USA
Language: English

Running Time: 89min
Film Year: 2019
Category: Documentary Achievement Award, Knight Made in MIA Feature Film Award

Mad Men meets Buena Vista Social Club in this surprising 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.

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. Lex Gillespie’s 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.

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Director: Lex Gillespie
Producer: Lex Gillespie
Screenwriter: Lex Gillespie
Executive Producer: John Paulson
Production Company: Malecón Films

Cinematographer: John Paulson, Lex Gillespie
Editor: Lex Gillespie

Cast: Marvin

Lex Gillespie

Lex Gillespie is a director and producer from Washington, D.C. He has produced documentaries for NPR and PRI on music, history and culture, winning two Peabody Awards for Let the Good Times Roll (2004) and Whole Lotta Shakin’ (2007). The Mamboniks (2019) is his feature directorial debut.