Dance Me Outside (1994)



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This Canadian drama based on a book by W.P. Kinsella, examines the tension between Indians and Anglos in Canada from an Indian perspective. Silas Crow, who lives on a Northern Ontario reserve, wants to take a mechanic's course in Toronto with his friend Frank Fencepost. But before he can enroll, the teen must write a short narrative describing his home. The film is a series of vignette's from Crow's narrative. The vignette's are alternately funny and poignant.

Rating: R
Genre: Drama
Directed By: ,
Written By: Don McKellar, John B. Frizzell, Bruce McDonald
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On DVD: Nov 19, 1996



as Frank

as Illianna

as Little Margaret

as Clarence Gaskill

as Hobart Thunder

as Pete

as Bartender

as Weird Cop
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Critic Reviews for Dance Me Outside

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (5)

Funny, scary, appealing and bizarre.

Full Review… | May 8, 2013
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

Filled with characters who are more frustrated than ennobled, Dance Me Outside deftly turns a number of narrative conventions upside down.

Full Review… | May 8, 2013
Seattle Times
Top Critic

Dance Me Outside nevertheless stays compelling, thanks to its cast of appealing unknowns. You haven't seen anyone quite like them before -- and that's meant as high praise.

Full Review… | May 8, 2013
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Bolstered by a winning, youthful cast, the film is a droll ensemble piece that makes its serious points skillfully and effortlessly.

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

[Dance Me Outside] packs a lot of punch into an offbeat drama that at first appears to be headed nowhere. Ultimately, though, you feel involved in lives that end up touching home.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Dance Me Outside offers an inside look at a culture that, all too often, has been either ignored or portrayed with halo-wearing political correctness.

Full Review… | May 8, 2013
Spokesman-Review (Washington)

Audience Reviews for Dance Me Outside

HILARIOUS! Absolutely brilliant! Loved Adam Beach in this one. One could not help but feel for Michael Greyeyes's character. Oohh!!

Leo L

Super Reviewer

Great native flick with a great story.

Donna Dawson

Super Reviewer


Actually a movie about natives today, and not perceived sterotypes. Makes me wanna go home everytime I see it. "I still got the mornin wood" One of the best lines of all time.

Mendogine Mendogine

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