Sunday, July 5, 2009
Refreshing Suggestion: Mad Hot Ballroom
Would you like a really sweet, refreshing film to view this summer?
May I suggest a new find from my public library dvd shelf: Mad Hot Ballroom, a 2005 documentary by Cuban-born director Marilyn Agrelo and writer/producer Amy Sewell about a ballroom dance program in the New York City public school system. 11-year old 4th & 5th graders compete for the city-wide prize in ballroom dancing. Agrelo profiles several of the classes competing, and the results are sheer delight-- charming, candid, funny, touching, sizzling, refreshing and inspiring. A winner!
Click here to watch the trailer on youtube:
Ps—what are some of your favorite films?