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Mad Hot Ballroom
Directed by Marilyn Argrelo
Produced by Marilyn Argrelo
Amy Sewell
Written by Amy Sewell
Starring Madeleine Hackney
Music by {{{music}}}
Cinematography by {{{cinematography}}}
Editing by {{{editing}}}
Distributed by Paramount Classics
Released May 27, 2005
Running time 106 min.
Language English
Budget
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Mad Hot Ballroom is a documentary by director Marilyn Agrelo about a ballroom dance program for fifth graders in the New York City public school system. The documentary premiered at the 2005 Slamdance Film Festival and was purchased by Paramount Pictures. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (580x856, 190 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Paramount Classics is the specialty films division of Paramount Pictures, charged with producing, purchasing, distributing and marketing films, generally those with a more art-house feel than films made and distributed by its parent company. ... May 27 is the 147th day (148th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 218 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Slamdance Film Festival takes place each year in Utah at the same time as the Sundance Film Festival, competing with Sundance to provide what its supporters consider a truer representation of independent film-making. ... The Paramount Pictures logo used since 2003. ...


Rating: MPAA: PG; BBFC: U The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) is a non-profit trade association formed to advance the interests of movie studios. ... The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) is the organisation responsible for film classification (see Motion picture rating systems and History of British Film Certificates) within the United Kingdom. ...


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Judging from the theatrical trailers for Mad Hot Ballroom, one might expect to encounter yet another kids-in-showbiz tale (common on TV) of obsessive coaches, unbalanced stage moms, and children engaged in uncomfortably unnatural activities.
Mad Hot Ballroom (rated PG for some thematic elements) instead follows three fifth-grade ballroom dancing classes from three very different New York City public schools, leading up to a big, city-wide dance competition.
Mad Hot Ballroom begins with a principal of one of the schools explaining that she doesn't particularly like "hard competition" and "winning" (almost as if they're dirty words), but has stuck with the ballroom dancing program because of the obvious rewards.
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