What kind of dream are you depicting in your movie?
My parents were living in a dream and everything was collapsing around us and things weren’t so perfect.
Their dream was like the Adam and Eve dream: Adam and Eve are in the garden of Eden and everything is honkey dorey, suddenly they eat this apple, gain this knowledge and have to go out to build the world together.
My parents were 1960s hippies, left their safe life in New York and went to a dilapidated part of Philadelphia to build the world together. I think that’s what you aim for when you fall in love and get married.
I’m trying to use the building as a metaphor. The building is half done; they’re half done. And what he has built is monumental.
The film was also featured in Sunday’s New York Times Arts & Leisure Section.