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Mar 12, 2024

On Episode 147 of the RETROZEST podcast, Curtis kicks off a celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the premiere of FOOTLOOSE! This film is a 1984 American musical drama directed by Herbert Ross. It tells the story of Ren McCormack (Kevin Bacon), a teenager from Chicago who moves to a small town, where he attempts to overturn the ban on dancing instituted by the efforts of Rev. Shaw Moore (John Lithgow), while entering into a romantic relationship with his daughter Ariel (Lori Singer).

Assisting Curtis in this part 1 endeavor in an exclusive interview is DR. KIM JENSEN ABUNUWARA, the supporting actress who portrayed Ariel's friend Edna in the film. Kim also appeared on three episodes of Touched By An Angel, and in the films Shot in the Heart, Plainsong, and Fire Creek. She is currently an Associate Professor of Integrated Studies and Director of the Humanities Program at Utah Valley University. She was awarded Instructor of the Year (April 2010) by Trio Student Support Services at UVU, as well as the Award of Merit in Using Technology to Engage Distance Students (May 2008) from the Utah System of Higher Ed. Curtis and Kim had a great discussion about the making of the film, and how it is her first and biggest acting role.

Check out Kim's current project (as of March 2024), In Good Faith. Also, please connect with her on Facebook, Twitter (X) and Instagram.

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