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

Still Dreaming

Year: 2014
Country: United States
Run Time: 94 minutes

Still Dreaming
Still Dreaming
Still Dreaming

The Lillian Booth Actor's Home is a community for retired Broadway entertainers and their families, just outside of Manhattan. The home has decided to bring its residents out of retirement and stage a production of A Midsummer Night's Dream at the facility. Enter Ben and Noah, two up-and-coming theater directors from New York hired to make this challenge a reality in a mere six weeks. As cast and directors begin this unique voyage of discovery, the choice of play begins to resonate in unexpected and marvelous ways. Like Shakespeare's famous woods, the retirement home is a world where real-life sprites delight in mischief, and the difference between dreams and reality aren't easy for some to distinguish. Working with aging castmembers who are struggling with ailments from Alzheimer’s to blindness, Ben and Noah find themselves in a world they don't quite understand—one in which they and the meaning of their art are being transformed. This wistful, honest, and frequently hilarious documentary follows the project as opening night approaches. Tempers flare, health concerns abound, and disaster seems imminent. But as these former entertainers prove they’re STILL DREAMING, who knows what enchantments might be released? – C.R.

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