Still Dreaming (2014)
1h 33min · Documentary, Drama · 18 November 2014
'Still Dreaming' follows the return to the stage by a group of elderly entertainers living at the Lillian Booth Actors Home just outside Manhattan. These retirees embark on a journey through Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' at the urging of the Home's administrators, who see this as an opportunity to boost quality of life for the residents. As the rehearsal process unfolds, the residents find themselves experiencing both the pain and exhilaration of meaningful engagement in their life's work amidst the vagaries of old age. At the same time, the troupe's young co-directors struggle to maintain forward momentum with this over-80 acting ensemble. As the play is explored, its themes of perception, reality versus dreaming, and memory and time become relevant in sharp relief.
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