One of the club's most memorable dancers, African American Frankie Manning (who later won a Tony Award for Best Choreography for 1989's Black 'n' Blue) got his start with the dance group Whitey's Lindy Hoppers, which popularized the Lindy Hop. Never Stop Swinging features rare clips of Manning's performances from the 1930s to 2009 and interviews with his contemporaries, including members of the Lindy Hoppers. The Jewish Film Festival screens a variety of films from March 9 to 21, at various locations. Director Julie Cohen will be in attendance at today's screening of Never Stop Swinging at 1 p.m. Jewish Community Center, 5601 South Braeswood. For a full schedule, call 713-729-3200 or visit www.jcchouston.org. $7 to $10.
Fri., March 12, 2010