By Rachel Weight
The award-winning World War II love story Beautiful Dreamer will screen 11 a.m., January 11 at Marjorie Luke Theatre. This touching independent film has already won awards for Best Feature Film and Audience favorite at its five previous film festivals.
Directed by Terri Farley-Teruel, this old-fashioned romance stars Brooke Langton, Colin Egglesfield and James Denton. Claire Kelly (Langton) watches her world fall apart when her husband Joe (Egglesfield), a pilot during World War II, is shot down and reported dead. Years later Claire learns her husband is alive and begins a road trip to find Joe, only to learn he has been struck with amnesia and forgotten her entirely, now living a new life. Denton stars as the war-trauma specialist who advises Claire to act cautiously, because her presence could ultimately destroy the man she once knew as her husband. Will she try and force the relationship, or selflessly walk away to let fate runs its course?
Dedicated to the B-24 Starduster Liberator crew of WWII, the stunning visuals and moving story about the tenderness of love trying to overcome the devastation of war will remind audiences why they go to the cinema.