Karen is having issues with insomnia. She also works at an adult video store and sells alcohol to kids from the local high school in the small community on the Oregon coast she moved back to after the death of her mother. One night, a mysterious woman named Julianne shows up at the store asking about sleep tapes, or illicit recordings of people sleeping without their consent. Upon the discovery of these tapes, Karen’s world begins to unravel, as she takes solace in the comforting imagery while also engaging in actions to find or make the tapes herself. This first feature by director Zach Huckaby was produced through the Annual Film Program at Portland State University TV. Each year, PSU TV provides students hands-on experience on all processes feature-length filmmaking. Karen Doesn’t Dream is the first feature film to have been fully completed and accepted into festivals.
Join us for a reception prior to the screening at 6pm.