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Papa Montero in The Last Rumba of Papa Montero

The Last Rumba of Papa Montero

1992 NR

Explore the sensuous rhythms and movements of the dance style known as the rumba, as demonstrated by the celebrated Havana rumbero Papa Montero in this evocative and bittersweet documentary. Blending vintage documentary footage with meticulously staged recreations, filmmaker Octavio Cortázar subtly connects the dancer's tragic assassination at Carnival with the passing of a cultural era in Cuban life.