Amy Ratto Parks, EdD
Wednesday, March 21
The Institute of Health and Humanities, along with co-sponsors Missoula Aging Services, Missoula Senior Center, and University of Montana School of Theatre & Dance, are proud to present a free screening of Still Dreaming, an award-winning documentary about retired actors who put on Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. The film will screen on Wednesday, March 21, 6:30 pm at the Roxy Theater. The film will be followed by a panel presentation and audience discussion.
Still Dreaming is the multi-award winning, uproarious film about the powers of creativity, and how engaging in art-making can deeply enrich our lives at any age.
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.