We Like It Like That
Friday, March 20
11:30AM - 12:51PM
Alamo Lamar B
1120 S Lamar Blvd
Latin boogaloo is New York City. It is a product of the melting pot, a colorful expression of 1960s Latino soul, straight from the streets of El Barrio, the South Bronx and Brooklyn.
Starring Latin boogaloo legends like Joe Bataan, Johnny Colon and Pete Rodriguez, We Like It Like That explores this lesser-known, but pivotal moment in Latin music history, through original interviews, music recordings, live performances, dancing and rare archival footage and images.
From its origins to its recent resurgence in popularity, We Like It Like That tells the story of a sound that redefined a generation and was too funky to keep down.
Section: 24 Beats Per Second
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Director: Mathew Ramirez Warren
Producer: Elena Martinez, Mathew Ramirez Warren
Editor: Michael Feldman
Sound Designer: Collin Blendell
Additional Credits: Graphics and Animation: Hiroaki Sasa, Soundtrack: Fania Records
Principal Cast: Joe Bataan, Johnny Colon, Pete Rodriguez, Ricardo Ray, Larry Harlow, Harvey Averne, Joey Pastrana, Bobby Marin, Aurora Flores, Felipe Luciano
Mathew Ramirez Warren is a documentary filmmaker and journalist born and raised in New York City. He has worked for the New York Times and NBC, and was awarded grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council of the Arts to complete his first feature-length documentary film, We Like It Like That.
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