The Surf Ballroom

Four generations of Midwesterners come of age at one of the country's few remaining authentic ballrooms.

Premiere Date
February 1, 1999
Length
60 minutes
Funding Initiative
Open Call
Producer

Nelson Breen

Producer

Debra Lass

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The Film

Through spoken testimony, music, and dance, The Surf Ballroom chronicles the comings-of-age of four generations of Midwesterners at one of the country's few remaining authentic ballrooms, and celebrates its struggle to survive as a beacon of continuity amidst decades of social, economic, and cultural change.

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