Here at gen ñ , we are a little crazy for Boogaloo. Pacheco, Joe Batan, Pete Rodriguez – tu sabes! This doc looks wonderful, lovely and really on point! We Can’t wait.
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.
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, Daisy Rivera, and Spanglish Fly
The film had it’s world premiere this spring at SXSW 2015. Our New York premiere will be held August 5th at Film Society Lincoln Center’s Sound + Vision series at 8:30 p.m. The following day at 7 p.m. Lincoln Center Outdoors will host a concert featuring several of the film’s stars including Joe Bataan, Ricardo Ray and Pete Rodriguez.
Information on more screenings and an official release to come soon.