Richard Linklater-Produced Coming-of-Age Film About Escaping Into Past Secrets
Art and Experience: “I Dream Too Much” follows Dora (Eden Brolin), a capricious, whimsical college grad who returns home unemployed only to find her life circumscribed by her anxious, practical mother (Christina Rouner), who wants her to take the LSAT and go to law school. Though initially bummed at the prospect of years and years of mind-numbing studying, she jumps at the opportunity to travel to upstate New York to take care of her wealthy Great Aunt Vera (Diane Ladd) when she breaks her foot. Vera isn’t exactly pleased at the idea of Dora’s presence, but Dora nevertheless escapes into the fantasies of Vera’s old journals and the secrets that lie within. The film also stars Danielle Brooks (“Orange Is the New Black”) and James McCaffrey (“Rescue Me”). Check out an exclusive clip from the film below featuring Dora writing a letter to her friend about life with her aunt.
The film is the debut feature from Katie Cokinos. It’s executive produced by the acclaimed director Richard Linklater, who has previously directed such celebrated films as “Slacker,” “Dazed and Confused,” the “Before” trilogy, “A Scanner Darkly,” and “Boyhood.” His latest film “Everybody Wants Some!!,” about the rambunctious adventures of a college baseball team, was released this year and will soon be released on Blu-ray.