Suspecting there was something ugly in her family’s past, the film charts a filmmaker's excavation of the buried family conflict around her uncle Miguel’s death, and her search for his partner Robert a generation later.
Four friends reveal their struggles, wounds and romantic entanglements.
Susan Mogul, mixes and blurs genres — autobiography, documentary, and ethnography — to create narratives out the everyday. Turning her barbed wit both inward and outward, this feminist filmmaker reflects on women’s private and public lives. Mogul began by producing an important series of humorous and staunchly feminist performance videos in the… Show more 1970s, and then expanded to more complex and experimental forms of narrative, including feature-length work. Driving Men (2008) is her most comprehensive autobiographical film. Show less
I Stare at You and Dream is an intimate look at four lives in progress. The filmmaker and her three friends, Rosie Sanchez, Alejandra Sanchez, and Ray Aguilar, negotiate their desires — with each other, their past, and their present — while their struggles, wounds, and romantic entanglements are gradually revealed in the context of their everyday lives. I Stare at You and Dream falls somewhere between diary, documentary, and soap opera.