I Want to Dance Better at Parties

Documentary (27 mins)

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Synopsis

Recovering from the tragic and untimely death of his wife, Phillip Rose finds himself in middle age both a single parent and a single man. After a clumsy episode on a dance floor at a house warming party, he begins private Latin dance classes with Melissa, a young instructor. Over the course of ten dance lessons their friendships evolves, and Phillip confronts his loneliness and isolation while learning to dance the Merengue. Based on a true story this hybrid film fuses choreography, documentary and drama filmmaking to create a unique and moving portrait of a grieving man. 

Awards

WIINER - DENDY AWARD - Best Film 2014

Writer/Directors – Matthew Bate and Gideon Obarzanek

Producer: Rebecca Summerton

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