This critically-acclaimed film documents a unique take on Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” when a group of retired actors, dancers, and musicians – now residing at the Lillian Booth Actors Home – are coaxed back into the spotlight. And nothing is as it seems. As the rehearsal process unfolds with the help of two young Shakespearean co-directors, the actors find themselves experiencing both the pain and exhilaration of re-immersion in their life’s work – in the midst of aging challenges. The realities of Alzheimer’s and dementia, as well as, physical, visual, and hearing limitations (and self-confidence) create constant obstacles, but the show must go on. And go on it does, resulting in an energetic performance that surprises and transforms everyone involved. This life-affirming film reminds us that the human need to continue to grow and share oneself transcends age, dementia, and even the societal limitations we place on ourselves – and others. It also leaves the viewer with a burning question: What more can older adults and persons with dementia continue to do when encouraged? Still Dreaming urges us to find out.
“A remarkable, beautiful and truthful film about old age.” – June Squibb (Academy Award® Nominated actress, Nebraska)
“Everyone should see this. STILL DREAMINGis a candid, open, and life-affirming film that will inspire viewers to keep chasing their dreams and pursuing their ambitions, regardless of age.” – Tim Carpenter, founder EngAge and host of Experience Talks
- Winner! Excellence in Filmmaking Award, Sedona International Film Festival
- Winner! Best Documentary Feature, Lake Erie Arts & Film Festival
- Finalist! Audience Award Best Documentary, BendFilm
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