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Directed by Zach Huckaby

United States, Oregon 2018 107 In English

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.

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Genres: Drama

The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.