Mad Hot Ballroom
DIRECTOR: MARILYN AGRELO
The diverse students at three New York City public schools step out of the classroom and onto the dance floor, transforming into suave sophisticates in the process, in Agrelo’s sweet and swinging documentary that follows the leadup to a citywide ballroom dancing competition. A film that doesn’t look down on its small subjects, but lets them speak their own stories, revealing striking insight and maturity as they do.
Screens as a part of Playtime: Family Matinees.