Albuquerque Film & Media Experience: For the Love of Mambo (USA 2013) With La Botella (USA 2014)
For the Love of Mambo (USA 2013)
A documentary portrait of the Mambo Legends Orchestra, musicians who, night after night, shared the bandstand with Tito Puente over the course of decades. Today they pass the mystery, passion, and thrill of performing a treasured American art form to a new generation.
Director: Marsha Baxter
With La Botella (USA 2014)
La Botella is a short film based on 'Por que me quite del vicio,' the classic poem by Carlos Larrauri. The film tells the story of a small working-class family of three. After the wife is tragically killed by a drunk driver, Mino seeks refuge in an old habit of his, alcoholism. After some time, Mino begins having imagined conversations with his deceased wife, Flor.
Director: Luis Bordonada