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“I Dream Too Much” — A Movie About Women, for Women and By Women

Director Katie Cokinos is no stranger to the Texas film scene, even though she’s now in New York’s Hudson Valley raising her family. She ran SWAMP — that’s Southwest Alternate Media Project — in the late 80s and was managing director of the Austin Film Society in 1990. Those years in Austin film meant she […]

Graphic: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public MediaDirector Katie Cokinos is no stranger to the Texas film scene, even though she’s now in New York’s Hudson Valley raising her family. She ran SWAMP — that’s Southwest Alternate Media Project — in the late 80s and was managing director of the Austin Film Society in 1990.

Those years in Austin film meant she not only rubbed elbows — but became close friends with — the likes of Richard Linklater, director of Boyhood.

Now, that’s translated into Linklater serving as executive producer on Cokinos’ first feature film, I Dream Too Much. She describes it as a Jane Austen story set in Upstate New York in 2016.

Paige Phelps interviewed Cokinos, who talked about how, even in 2016, there aren’t enough films directed by women with strong female lead characters.

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