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Mad Hot Ballroom (2005)

Mad Hot Ballroom

Overview


Genre

Documentary

Release Date

May 13, 2005

MPAA Rating

PG

Duration

110 min.

Studio

Paramount Classics

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Marilyn Agrelo

Producer

Marilyn Agrelo, Amy Sewell

Screenwriter

Amy Sewell

Starring

  • Rodney Lopez
  • Victoria Malvagno
  • Yomaira Reynoso
  • Allison Sheniak
  • Alex Tchassov

Story


Eleven-year-old New York City public school kids journey into the world of ballroom dancing and reveal pieces of themselves and their world along the way. Told from their candid, sometimes hilarious perspectives, these kids are transformed, from reluctant participants to determined competitors, from typical urban kids to "ladies and gentlemen", on their way to try to compete in the final city-wide competition.

Providing unique insight into the incredible cultural diversity that is New York City, this film profiles several kids from three schools (out of 60) at this dynamic age, when becoming that "cool" teenager vies for position with familiar innocence, while they learn the Merengue, Rumba, Tango, Foxtrot and Swing.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..a riveting and extremely entertaining look at a citywide dance competition..”
by Ray Greene [Boxoffice Magazine]
“..An inspiring, illuminating and just plain delightful documentary..”
by Carol Cling [Las Vegas Review-Journal]
“..Agrelo and Sewell deserve praise for discovering and illuminating this delightful corner of an educational system..”
by A.O. SCOTT [Houston Chronicle]