Still Dreaming is our movie for February. Our theme at UU for February is Letting Go/ Surrender and this movie speaks to perceptions of aging and creativity, that we might need to let go of. Furthermore art brings us closer our inner self, but it is a process of surrender.
Art is nothing but the expression of our dream; the more we surrender to it the closer we get to the inner truth of things, our dream-life, the true life that scorns questions and does not see them.”
– Franz Marc
At The Lillian Booth Actors Home just outside New York City, a group of long-retired Broadway entertainers dive into a production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and find that nothing is what it seems to be. With a play that is usually about young love and sex farce, this ensemble finds that for them, the themes of perception, reality and dreaming deeply resonate.
This wistful, honest, and frequently hilarious documentary follows the rehearsals as opening night approaches. Tempers flare, health concerns abound, and disaster seems imminent. But as these former entertainers forge ahead, they realize that creativity is a magical force of renewal.
Please join us for a movie on our big screen! Saturday, February 2 at 4 pm. Popcorn, great company and your choice of seats.