I Stare at You and Dream

Four friends reveal their struggles, wounds and romantic entanglements.

Premiere Date
April 1, 1998
60 minutes
Funding Initiative
Open Call
  • Award laurels-r Created with Sketch.
    1997 Louisville Film and Video Festival-Jurors Prize
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    1998 New York Expo of Short Films-Bronze Medal
  • Producer

    Susan Mogul

    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

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    The Film

    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.