37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

The Machinery of Dreams

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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.


Saturday, October 30


11:00 AM


Culbreth Theatre

Film Info

Director: Eric Hurt

Runtime: 94 min.

Genre: Drama, Family

Year: 2021

Country: USA

Language: English

Featuring: Cora Metzfield, Kate Monaghan, Tonya Bludsworth.