CLEVELAND CINEMATHEQUE presents MAMBO MAN

CLEVELAND CINEMATHEQUE presents MAMBO MAN

JC is a ‘big fish in a small pond’ - a local music promoter, farmer and small-time hustler. To support his family and small circle of ‘business associates’, JC lives beyond his means - which creates strains in his marriage. When his crops are threatened by late rains, JC has to juggle the demands of organizing music concerts while sourcing pig feed, fixing water pumps and entertaining a group of visiting British tourists. Along the way there is betrayal and heartbreak. Behind JC’s wisecracking persona is a considerate man who just wants to provide for friends and family. An unexpected phone call offers the chance to make a fortune and change his life forever – a mysterious rendezvous that leads to a nerve-racking finale.

The soundtrack and live music performances in the film include contributions from Cuban legends, including Candido Fabre, Maria Ochoa, Alma Latina, David Alvarez and Arturo Jorge, and music by Omara Portuondo, Eliades Ochoa, Juan De Marcos Gonzalez and the Afro-Cuba All Stars.

DIRECTED BY MO FINI AND ADESIO ALEJANDRO
CUBA | 2020 | SPANISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

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CLEVELAND CINEMATHEQUE presents MAMBO MAN

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