Mad Hot Ballroom
DIr. Marilyn Agrelo, 2005, 105 min, Documentary
Special guests: director Marilyn Agrelo & editor Sabine Krayenbuhl
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 citywide 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, the foxtrot and swing.
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Mad Hot Ballroom
Friday, January 27, 2012, 6:30 pm–8:30 pm
Join filmmaker Marilyn Agrelo for a special screening of her 2005 award-winning film, MAD HOT BALLROOM, the story of NYC public school 11-year kids journey into the world of ballroom dancing. We'll have a Q&A with the filmmaker following the screening.
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Cost: Suggested admission: $5—$10 at door
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419 Waverly Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Directions C train to Clinton-Washington: exit either side of station, exit onto Fulton Street. Walk 1 block to Waverly Avenue, then go north 1 1/2 blocks to the Waverly entrance to P.S. 11.
G train to Clinton-Washington: exit either end of station, exit to Lafayette Street. Walk 1 block to Waverly Avenue, then go south 1 1/2 blocks to the Waverly entrance to P.S. 11.
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