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Still Dreaming (2014)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Drama | 18 November 2014 (USA)
'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 ... See full summary »

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Mayleen Adams ...
Herself - Fairy
Gloria Albee ...
Herself - Helena
Noah Brody ...
Himself - Co-director
Harold Cherry ...
Himself - Bottom
Dimo Condos ...
Mary DePaulo ...
Herself - Quince
Robert A. Evans ...
Himself - Flute / Thisbe
Charlotte Fairchild ...
Herself - Puck
John Gray ...
Himself - Lysander
Joe LaZizza ...
Himself - Demetrius
Lynette Loose ...
Herself - Hermia
Basia Moore ...
Herself - Titania
Aideen O'Kelly ...
Herself - Quince
Lucille Segal ...
Herself - Snout
Joan Stein ...
Herself - pianist
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'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. Written by Anonymous

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A fun and rewarding experience
11 April 2015 | by See all my reviews

Even after years of sedentary life within a retirement home, the talent within each of these individuals is clear and wonderful to witness. "Still Dreaming" reminds me that being active in the pursuit of a passion is essential to happiness. There is plenty of comedy that ensues between the young directors of the play and the former actors and actresses. The playfulness and spirit of everyone involved was refreshing. The older generations have so much to offer and this documentary helps us to keep them in our minds. I also have a greater appreciation of Shakespeare after seeing this film. Beautiful film and highly recommended!


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