We Like It Like That

2014. Directed by Mathew Ramirez Warren. 82 minutes. Not Rated. English.

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With writer/director Mathew Ramirez Warren and local consultant on the film Pablo Yglesias.

After party at High Horse with DJ Bongohead.

Latin boogaloo is New York City. A bilingual mixture of R&B and Afro-Cuban rhythms and melodies, 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, narrated by Bobbito Garcia.

Full Cast: Joe Bataan, Johnny Colon, Pete Rodriguez, Ricardo Ray, Joey Pastrana, Harvey Averne, Larry Harlow, Aurora Flores, Felipe Luciano, Jimmy Sabater, Tito Ramos, Bobby Marin, Benny Bonilla, Orlando Marin, Bobby Sanabria, Eliot Rivera, Nicky Marrero, Sandra Maria Esteves, Henry "Pucho" Brown, The Abakua Afro-Latin Dance Company, Oliver Wang, Bobbito Garcia, DJ Turmix, Alex Masucci and Daisy Rivera.

 

About the filmmaker:

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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