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Forever Young Mar 2 – Mar 14, 2019

Mad Hot Ballroom

Dir. Marilyn Agrelo USA 105 min PG


Special Intro: 

Join us on Saturday, March 2, 2019 for a special introduction to the film to kick off the two week run. Featuring  student participants of the Dancing Classrooms and Director of Programming, Mari Anne Hartman. 

For information regarding the Widman Youth Engagement Fund, please email angie@filmstreams or make a reservation at

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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