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Take 5 with “Dance Like No One’s Watching”

We’ve asked the filmmakers for the 11th annual Oxford Film Festival the same five questions. Meet Jenn Garrison, director and producer of “Dance Like No One’s Watching.” This film will be screening Friday, Feb.7 at noon and Saturday, Feb. 8 at 2:00 p.m.

#1: In 140 characters or less, describe your movie and why someone should see it.

DANCE LIKE NO ONE’S WATCHING is a short documentary that explores the world of competitive Country/Western dancing within the gay community.

Put on your dancing boots and celebrate the world of competitive country-and-western dance for the gay community. Check out the fancy footwork, and experience stories of joy and freedom found on the dance floor.

#2: Biggest lesson learned in getting the film made? Best part in getting the film made?

This project started out as research for a feature I was writing. I didn’t expect for the footage to hold it’s own & become a separate film. The stories of the dancers really moved me, especially those who feel in love on the dance floor.

#3: Tell us about you. What is your movie making background?

I started making films about 15 years ago with my first project being a feature documentary. I have several other short documentaries as well as many narrative projects. I am drawn to stories about characters that live just on the fringe of society.

#4 What do you want the Oxford Film Festival audience to know about your film that isn’t obvious from its title or description?

That the project didn’t start out to be a film, but organically became one. :-)

#5: What does the future hold in store for your film and for you?

I am hopeful that this film raises the profile for this community & helps me get my feature film made. Quick Quick Slow - a romantic gay two step movie!

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