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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.
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.
A Muddy Science production in collaboration with Codigo Films, Saboteur Media and City Lore. Written and directed by Mathew Ramirez Warren. Produced by Elena Martinez and Mathew Ramirez Warren. Edited by Michael Feldman. Graphics and Animation by Hiroaki Sasa. Narrated by Bobbito Garcia. Executive produced by Stuart Livingston and Michael Rucker. Made with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, and a succesful Kickstarter campaign.
The film had its world premiere this spring at SXSW 2015. Our New York premiere was held in August at Film Society Lincoln Center's Sound + Vision. The following day Lincoln Center Outdoors hosted a historic concert featuring several of the film's stars including Joe Bataan, Ricardo Ray and Pete Rodriguez. Over the summer the film was also the opening film at this year's Alta Fidelidad Festival in Bogota, Colombia.
In the fall, the film had its Los Angeles premiere at the Ambulante California Documentary Film Festival, and returned to New York for a screening at the Urbanworld Film Festival where the film was awarded the festival's jury prize for Best Documentary Feature. The film also had its London premiere at the Doc'n Roll Film Festival, Spanish premiere in Barcelona at the In-Edit Film Festival, along with premieres in San Fransisco, Germany, Australia, Liverpool, Ecuador, Chile and Cali, Colombia.
Recently the film was nominated for a Cinema Tropical Award in the Best U.S. Latino Film category.
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