SQUARE DANCE STORY, A Film by Jason Karman
July 16, 2012 § Leave a comment
An unspoken romance told through a series of square dance vignettes. An outsider enters a strange bar hoping to connect with people and instead finds a curious square dance troupe in the back. His patience is sorely tested when he pursues a mysterious square dancer in the troupe, only to be held in contempt for his romantic advances.
The second film in Jason Karman’s Mood for Love series which is told through the perspective of the Asian Diaspora, Square Dance Story (2011) ventures to capture the energy of finding love through a long forgotten medium: square dancing.
Past Screenings & Awards
2012 Leo Award Nomination, Best Overall Sound
2012 Amerasia Film Festival, Montreal
2011 DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival (World Premiere)
2011 Vancouver Asian Film Festival (Canadian Premiere)
2011 Philadelphia Asian Film Festival
*Filmmakers in attendance
*Screened together with Almanya: Welcome to Germany.
Jason Karman began making films as a documentary video maker and his early films have screened both domestically and internationally including on Logo TV, HBO on Demand, and CBC’s The National. His first narrative, STACEY AND MARY, exhibited at the 2005 Houston Worldfest and won the Silver-Remi for Best Original Comedy Short. Jason’s documentary, STATE OF YO, was the National Portrait Winner at Montreal’s Cine-Asie National Portrait Contest in 2009. His drama, I’M IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE, won the Gerry Brunet Memorial Award at the 2011 Vancouver Queer Film Festival.