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Dance Me Outside

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87 minutes – Drama
Release date: September 1994 (Toronto International Film Festival
US release date: March 10, 1995
DVD release date: May 6, 2008
Canadian distributor: Cineplex Odeon Films

Based on a book by W.P. Kinsella, Dance Me Outside centers on a Northern Ontario reserve. Silas Crow (Ryan Black) and Frank Fencepost (Adam Beach) are drifting through life. With a dream of escaping to Toronto and enrolling in a mechanics course, Silas begins writing his entrance paper about life on the reserve. A visit from his sister (who left the reserve and married a white man), Silas’ ex-girlfriend’s sudden activism, and the murder of a native by a white man all drive Silas and Frank to awakening to issues beyond the dance on Saturday. Variety magazine said, “Bolstered by a winning youthful cast, the film is a droll ensemble piece that makes its points skillfully and effortlessly.” Bruce Kirkland of the Toronto Sun called it “a smart, funny, emotionally gripping film…with a fresh perspective.”

The poster for Dance Me Outside was scanned from an original in the Northernstars Collection.



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Crew:
Producer:

Norman Jewison
Sarah Hayward
Brian Dennis
Bruce McDonald

Executive Producer:

John Frizzell
Don McKellar

Director:

Bruce McDonald

Screenwriter:

Bruce McDonald

Cinematographer:

Miroslaw Baszak

Editor:

Michael Pacek

Composer:

Mychael Danna
Keith Secola

Cast:Roles:

Ryan Rajendra Black
Adam Beach
Jennifer Podemski
Michael Greyeyes
Lisa LaCroix
Kevin Hicks
Rose Marie Trudeau
Gloria May Eshkibok
Selim Running Bear Sandoval
Sandrine Holt
Tamara Podemski
Herbie Barnes
Hugh Dillon
Vince Manitowabi
Robert Frank Pegahmagabow
Joel King
Leslie Jo Tabobondung
Namir Khan
David Webb
John Dondertman
Steve Van Denzen
Bruno Bryniarski
Peter Miskimmin
Wendy King
Johnny Askwith
Brian Clancy
Vern Cheechoo
Leland Bell
Darryll Abels
Laura Hubert
Pat Langer
Terry

Silas Crow
Frank Fencepost
Sadie Maracle
Gooch
Illianna
Robert McVey
Ma Crow
Mad Etta
Robert Coyote
Poppy
Little Margaret
Joseph
Clarence Gaskill
Hobart Thunder
Wendel
Pete
Clifton
Bartender
Fed #1
Fed #2
Mean Cop
Bald Cop
Weird Cop
Lucy
Billy
Clerk
Vern Cheechoo Band
Vern Cheechoo Band
Vern Cheechoo Band
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