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The Business of Fancydancing (2002)

 |  Drama, Music  |  14 January 2002 (USA)
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Seymour Polatkin is a successful, gay Indian poet from Spokane who confronts his past when he returns to his childhood home on the reservation to attend the funeral of a dear friend.

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Cast overview:
Evan Adams ...
Seymour Polatkin
Michelle St. John ...
Agnes Roth
Gene Tagaban ...
Aristotle Joseph
Swil Kanim ...
Mouse
Rebecca Carroll ...
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Teresa
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Mr. Williams
Kevin Phillip ...
Steven
Elaine Miles ...
Kim
Arthur Tulee ...
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Jim Boyd ...
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Jennifer Kreisberg ...
Salmon Girl
Ron Otis ...
White Motorist
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Tavern Father
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Seymour Polatkin is a successful, gay Indian poet from Spokane who confronts his past when he returns to his childhood home on the reservation to attend the funeral of a dear friend. Written by Anonymous

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Sometimes going home is the hardest journey of all.

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$200,000 (estimated)

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$12,709 (USA) (10 May 2002)

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$174,682 (USA) (4 October 2002)
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The Interviewer: Hello, Seymour Polatkin? Polatkin. That's a very interesting name, where does it come from?
Seymour Polatkin: It's Russian.
The Interviewer: Yes, I know that, where does it really come from?
Seymour Polatkin: Well, I'd tell you but I don't want to get into a long and detailed discussion about colonialism and the missionary position.
The Interviewer: That's amusing.
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A beautiful profound movie with a truly powerful and subtle ending
24 March 2004 | by (Saint Paul, Minnesota) – See all my reviews

I was impressed with "The Business of Fancydancing. " I thought it was very well made, with beautiful cinematography, excellent development of several believable key characters and a sensitive treatment of a tragic but important personal story with profound socal implications. The movie was complemented with a wonderful soundtrack and the juxtaposition of conflicting styles of music that helped to tell this paradoxical story. The ending was particularly poignant and extremely well done. Certain plot subtleties and finely nuanced multi-layered scences were evident during my second viewing. It offered moments of exquisite irony and heartfelt soul-searching. It was an intelligent treatment of the interaction of several layers of delicate personal issues. I was deeply moved by this film.


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