HW Pick: Free Outdoor Screening of ‘Mad Hot Ballroom’

MadHotBallroom_Fall2009Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment Commissioner Cynthia López and NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, announce the free screening of the documentary Mad Hot Ballroom to kickoff the City’s ‘Movies under the Stars’ community program.

The launch, which will feature the documentary’s director, producer, and young participants from the film.

The documentary, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary, will be one of 150 screenings that will be shown in parks throughout the five boroughs in an effort to provide New Yorkers with increased access to cultural programming in their communities. Additional screenings featuring documentaries, independent films, and short films showcasing New York communities will take place through September and October.

‘Movies under the Stars’ Kickoff Film Mad Hot Ballroom

Mitchell J. Silver, Mad Hot Ballroom director Marilyn Agrelo, producer Amy Sewell, and dancers featured in the original film.

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Wednesday, August 19 at 7:30pm 

J. Hood Wright Park, W. 173 St. between Haven Ave. and Ft. Washington Ave.,                Washington Heights, NY

For additional information, visit nyc.gov/film.

We look for to the event next year when they come to Harlem, hint, hint!

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