Wednesday, February 8, 2012

This Saturday Night - THE DREAM PLAY

Kicking off our monthly film series for 2012 is THE DREAM PLAY.

Each month in 2012 Paris In Plantsville will be showcasing an independently made film (or film shorts) with a connection to the local film community. 
This month's film stars West Hartford native Tim Burke in the lead role of Mark. 
Mr. Burke will also be joining us for the screening.

Doors open at 7:00 PM, with the film starting at 8:00 PM. As with all our screenings it is a free event, but donations to the gallery are appreciated. The donations keep events like this happening! We hope you join us 2/11/12!

The Dream Play
Written and Directed by I. Michael Toth
Mark is an actor who moves to Chicago with his dog where he finds work acting in “The Dream Play” by August Strindberg at a local theater. During rehearsals, he develops new friendships and a conflict with the eccentric but demanding director of the play. While trying to master the multiple roles he was cast to play, he recollects a gray rainy day from his past when a chance encounter with a hitch...hiker changed the course of his life and his identity. As the rehearsal process drags on, Mark realizes that opening night and payday are far off. Struggling to make ends meet, he answers an ad placed on the theater’s message board by a mysterious young woman. This leads him to participate in a private play that will alter his perspective on acting, theater and his own life. Mark discovers that he is in an ambiguous place where the difference between life and art and what is “real” and what is “make-believe” disappears.

Award nominations and wins:
Audience Choice Award Best Feature Film, East Lansing Film Festival 2010; Nominated Best Feature Film, Midwest Independent Film Festival (also Timothy Burke for Best Actor; Stacie Beth Green for Best Actor; I. Michael Toth for Best Screenplay)

For more info visit the official website

and join The Dream Play Facebook page

We're still putting together this years film selections, if you have a film or a suggestion please contact Paris In Plantsville Resident Artist Jon Bristol at the gallery or via email - 

Next Month's screening will be on March 3 - 

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