The Greenville Jewish Film Festival is pleased to announce the 3rd annual SummerFest movie event on August 28, 2022.
We will host a reception and screening of, “THE MAMBONIKS”, a 90 minute documentary where bagels meet bongos! This energetic film tells the little-known story of the Jewish love affair with Latin music. Set in New York, Havana, Miami Beach, and the Catskill Mountains, this uplifting film features a lovable, somewhat zany collection of dancers from the 1950’s. Now retired, yet still dancing in Florida, they share their passion for the mambo, the hot dance from Cuba that became a world-wide sensation. With an infectious soundtrack including Tito Puente, Celia Cruz and the mambo king Perez Prado, this film explores a mostly unexamined aspect of Jewish life and culture. However, at its heart, the film is about much more: it’s about the power of music and dance to bring people together.
4:00 pm Film Screening/ 5:30 Dinner -Dancing – Live Band