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Film Premiere - "Still Dreaming" at Sonoma Film Institute

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Film Premiere - "Still Dreaming" at Sonoma Film Institute

The North Bay Premiere of Still Dreaming, a documentary film about a group of elderly Broadway actors, musicians and dancers performing William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, will be presented this week by the Sonoma Film Institute.

Still Dreaming will be shown Friday, September 18 at 7:00 and Sunday, September 20 at 4:00 in Warren Auditorium, Ives Hall, on the Sonoma State University campus in Rohnert Park. Suggested ticket donation is $5.00. There is a $5.00 parking fee on all Sonoma State University lots.

Stretching physical, emotional and mental limits, the residents of the Lillian Booth Actors Home just outside New York City, bravely dive into a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and find that nothing is what it seems to be.

Award-winning documentary filmmakers Hank Rogerson and Jilann Spitzmiller previously demonstrated their affinity for Shakespeare’s plays when they made their powerful film, SHAKESPEARE BEHIND BARS, in which an acting troupe made up of prisoners tackled The Tempest as a path to self-discovery and redemption. 

As the rehearsal process unfolds, the actors find themselves experiencing both the pain and exhilaration of re-immersion in their life’s work amidst the difficulties of old age.  At the same time, the troupe’s young Shakespearean co-directors struggle to maintain forward momentum with an acting ensemble of octogenarians. 

For more information call (707)664-2606 or visit sonoma.edu/sfi/.