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Dragonfly (2016)

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Struggling artist Anna Larsen's mother has never understood her. So when Anna returns home to Minnesota to help care for her ailing mom, she brings years of family baggage with her. But the... See full summary »


Maribeth Romslo, Cara Greene (co-director)


Cara Greene
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Credited cast:
Cara Greene ... Anna Larsen
Jennifer Blagen Jennifer Blagen ... Claire Larsen
Abby Fry Abby Fry ... Young Anna
David Greene David Greene ... Brian Larsen
Terry Hempleman Terry Hempleman ... Phil Larsen
Matt Biedel ... Tim Brody
John Riedlinger John Riedlinger ... Michael
Kathryn Wind Kathryn Wind ... Bree
Cole Malone Cole Malone ... Young Tim
Tommy O'Brien Tommy O'Brien ... Young Brian
Chip Brookes Chip Brookes ... Motorist
Robyn L. Frank Robyn L. Frank ... Ayla
Kim Greene Kim Greene ... Tammi the Realtor
Matt Brown Matt Brown ... Fast Foto Employee
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gabrielle Arrowsmith Gabrielle Arrowsmith ... Gallery Party Attendee


Struggling artist Anna Larsen's mother has never understood her. So when Anna returns home to Minnesota to help care for her ailing mom, she brings years of family baggage with her. But the rediscovery of a magical mailbox from her childhood and the search to solve its mystery forces Anna to confront the fact that maybe she's the one who doesn't understand. Written by Cara Greene

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Release Date:

21 April 2016 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA


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$90,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Referenced in The Light at the Laundromat (2015) See more »

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Dragonfly is must-see cinema!
20 September 2016 | by samschwartz-18238See all my reviews

I watched Dragonfly this Sunday when it screened in Chicago, and I have not stopped thinking about it. This is an amazing film, that will speak to you whatever your stage in life. At the end of the movie, I learned that it will soon be premiering on Amazon. I cannot wait to watch it again.

The story is beautifully acted, and feels very authentic. The lead, Cara Epstein, delivers a mesmerizing performance as Anna. In her adept hands, Anna is a fully realized character. The supporting characters are also quite strong, especially Jennifer Blagen as Anna's mom and David Greene as Anna's brother. What I loved about the film, was that the I really felt where the different characters are coming from. This is a testament to the amazing direction of Epstein and Romslo.

Dragonfly is the rare film that is able to balance humor with real issues (becoming an adult, caring for parents, finding love). Another special thing about the film was its setting in Minnesota. In this era of seeing depictions of the art-scene restricted to caricatures of Brooklyn or Silver Lake, it was refreshing to see a true representation of the art scene in Minneapolis both in the cinematography and the soundtrack.

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