EDGE OF DREAMING – Amy Hardie (inc. directors P.A.)
£5/£4 concs. refreshments available by donation
This is the story of a rational, sceptical woman, a mother and wife, who does not remember her dreams. Except once, when she dreamt her horse was dying. She woke so scared she went outside in the night. She found him dead. The next dream told her she would die herself, when she was 48.
The Edge of Dreaming charts every step of that year. The film explores life
and death in the context of a warm and loving family, whose happiness is
increasingly threatened as the dream seems to be proving true. From the
kids reaction to their horses’ death (they taught the dog a new trick – called
‘dead dog’), the film mixes humour, science and married life as Amy
attempts to understand what is happening to her.
Everyone wrestles with the concept of their own mortality, but few so
directly explore and confront the subject. When Amy fell seriously ill, as her
dream predicted, she went on a search to change that dream, leading her to
eminent neuroscientist Mark Solms, and to new understanding of the
complexity of our brains. The final confrontation takes us back into her
dream with the help of a shaman, revealing a surprising twist to the tale.
PLUS- A Different Paradigm of Cinema – a workshop with Edge of Dreaming director Amy Hardie.
Saturday 17 March, 2-4pm, Studio 1. £15/£12 concs.