Kepler's Dream


Lark Theatre Fri, Oct 7, 2016 6:30 PM
Lark Theatre Thu, Oct 13, 2016 3:00 PM
Sequoia 2 Sat, Oct 15, 2016 11:00 AM
Film Info
Section:Family Films
Mind the Gap
Running Time:88 min.
Director:Amy Glazer
Producer:Sedge Thomson
Screenwriter:Sylvia Brownrigg
Vijay Rajan
Ann Cummins
Amy Glazer
Cinematographer:Nancy Schreiber
Editor:Mags Arnold
Cast:Holland Taylor
Isabella Blake-Thomas
Sean Patrick Flanery
Steven Michael Quezada
Kelly Lynch
Stafford Douglas
Print Source:Sedge Thomson
Note Writer:Deanna Quinones


Spirits and stars are intertwined themes in this coming-of-age story gorgeously set in New Mexico. Eleven-year-old Ella’s mother is fighting a fierce battle against leukemia. With Mom (Kelly Lynch) launching her last medical “mission” and her father absent, Ella is sent to spend the summer with an intimidating grandmother she’s never met. Sparks fly between steely “GM” (Holland Taylor, Two and a Half Men) and her strong-willed granddaughter, but the theft of a precious rare book from GM’s library sets events in motion that reveal secrets, betrayals, and sorrows that have shaped the family for generations. Ella, like the North Star, helps point the way to resolution as she learns to draw strength from the constellation of love formed by her grandfather’s legacy, the bonds of friendship, and her own fighting spirit. Based on an acclaimed novel by Juliet Bell, Kepler’s Dream is a compassionate, artful family drama. Ages 8+

Guests in attendance 10/7, 10/13 & 10/15: Amy Glazer (Director), Sedge Thomson (Producer),

Isabella Blake-Thomas (actress) 10/7 only

Thanks to our Community Partner Film Fatales and Bay Area Women in Film and Media

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Thanks to our Community Partner Bay Area Women in Film and Media

Additional Information

Amy Glazer, Director, co-screenwriter, also directed film version of Seducing Charlie Barker (2011). Director of numerous stage plays in the San Francisco Bay Area in the past 30 years. Professor of Film Studies, San Jose State University. “This heartfelt story is one that I have championed from the moment I read the book. It is an opportunity for me to explore the story of an independent girl facing the hardest summer of her life. I’m interested in telling a grown-up’s story from an 11-year-old’s point of view and I am excited by this ensemble cast....New Mexico is an integral character in this story.”