Robert Schwartzman has directed a feature film called “Dreamland,” and it premiered last night at the Tribeca Film Festival. The film follows Monty (Johnny Simmons), a struggling musician living in his girlfriend’s mother’s house in L.A, even though his girlfriend makes it clear she’s bored with him. He wants to open a piano bar, but doesn’t have the money, so he gets a job playing piano in a swanky hotel bar. There, he meets Olivia (Amy Landecker, “Transparent”), a wealthy older woman with whom he begins an affair. Tthough Olivia provides him with self-esteem and some swanky apparel, he starts to lose all sense of self in the process. In the exclusive clip above, watch Olivia flirt with Monty over some martinis.
“Dreamland” also features a stellar supporting cast filled with fresh and familiar faces. Some of these include Frankie Shaw (“Mr. Robot”), Noël Wells (“Master of None”), Alan Ruck (“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”), Beverly D’Angelo (“National Lampoon’s Vacation”), and Talia Shire (“Rocky”).
“Dreamland” is the first feature from Robert Schwartzman, who’s best known as the brother of Jason Schwartzman and member of indie rock band Rooney. He’s also known for composing the score for Gia Coppola’s “Palo Alto,” which was shown at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2014.