Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

I'll See You in My Dreams

Year: 2015
Country: United States
Run Time: 95 minutes

I'll See You in My Dreams
I'll See You in My Dreams

Carol Petersen (Blythe Danner), a widowed retiree in her early 70s, has had a full life. She had fruitful careers as a musician in Greenwich Village in the 60s and later as a schoolteacher in Southern California. She was married to a successful lawyer. And she raised a beautiful daughter named Katherine (Malin Akerman). But that, as Carol says, “is all in the past tense.” Now, 20 years after the death of her husband, she spends her days quietly reading books, golfing, or playing cards with her kooky friends Sally (Rhea Perlman), Rona (Mary Kay Place), and Georgina (June Squibb). While Carol is happier living on her own than in a retirement community with her friends, she still feels her current life is incomplete – that is, until she meets Lloyd (Martin Starr), an aimless pool boy and dejected poet in his 30s, and then Bill (Sam Elliott), a handsome cigar-toting fellow retiree. Suddenly, Carol is navigating more plans than she’s had in years. In the charming dramedy I’LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS, filmmaker Brett Haley combines astute performances with a sharp script to prove it’s never too late to keep living. – E.B.

CIFF39 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 7:00 PM -
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 8:35 PM

  • This screening is sold out (?).

American Independents Competition

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Brett Haley

Born and raised in Florida, Brett Haley is a multi-talented, critically acclaimed director, writer, editor, and producer. In 2005 he earned a B.F.A. in Film Directing from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. He currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.

"The New Year" (2010), I'LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS (2015)

Rebecca Green, Laura D. Smith, Brett Haley

Brett Haley, Marc Basch

Rob C. Givens

Brett Haley

Principal Cast
Blythe Danner, Martin Starr, Sam Elliott, Malin Akerman, June Squibb, Rhea Perlman

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