Film - The Mambo Kings (1992) Directed by Arne Glimcher Presented by Barbara Steffek-Hill
The musically talented Castillo brothers, Cesar (Armand Assante) and Nestor (Antonio Banderas), are forced to flee Cuba after Cesar finds out that his brother’s fiancée has married another man. On the way to New York, they dream of making it big in the world of Latino music. Once there, Nestor studies English while Cesar focuses on women, wine and song. Lanna Lake (Cathy Moriarty) catches his fancy. The duo endures career disappointments before success finds them, thanks to some help from legendary singer Evalina Montoya (Celia Cruz). Nestor has begun dating Delores Fuentes (Maruschka Detmers). The relationship gets serious, and he’s eager to introduce her to Cesar. Cesar’s first glance at Delores speaks volumes. Barbara Steffek-Hill presents a series of classic and contemporary films from her personal favorites.