Film Year: 2021
Film Length: 94 min.
Director: Eric Hurt
Featuring: Cora Metzfield, Kate Monaghan, Tonya Bludsworth.
Preceded by the short film The Beekeeper.
When her mother is hospitalized after a car crash, eight-year-old Lily goes to live with her aunt and grandmother, who suffers from dementia. Lily’s grandmother begins to tell her a fairytale to pass the time, but when the lines between reality and fantasy begin to blur, Lily ventures into the fairytale to find a way to save her mother. Combining fantasy elements with a human story of grief and acceptance, The Machinery of Dreams is a sweeping portrayal of the bonds that tie a family together. Discussion with director Eric Hurt and actor Cora Metzfield, moderated by producer Jack Steinberg
Supported by Charlottesville and Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau
This film is part of the Spotlight on Virginia Filmmaking series presented by Virginia Film Office.