Among the locally shot films screened at the 2015 Woodstock Film Festival was I Dream Too Much, a new fiction feature about intergenerational friendship starring two-time Oscar nominee Diane Ladd. Ladd plays Vera, the artistic great-aunt of Dora, a romantic, unfocused recent college graduate portrayed by Eden Brolin (above), daughter of Josh Brolin. Fleeing her New Jersey home, where her practical mother is pressuring her to study for the LSATs, Dora takes refuge with Vera in her upstate home, assisting her when she becomes housebound after breaking her foot. In the time that they spend together, Dora and Vera both learn that no matter your age, now is always a good time to follow your dreams.
I Dream Too Much is the sophomore feature from director/screenwriter Katie Cokinos, an indie from the Austin area who now lives in Saugerties, where the movie was filmed. The cast also includes Danielle Brooks, James McCaffrey and Casper Andreas, and Richard Linklater (Boyhood) is the executive producer.
This Friday, April 8, I Dream Too Much will be screened at Movie Night at Saugerties High School, sponsored by the school’s PTSA. Filmmaker Cokinos will be present at the event for a live question-and-answer session after the screening, which begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the door and cost $7 general admission, $5 for students and seniors. All proceeds will benefit the Saugerties Central School libraries.