Sundance: Blythe Danner on ‘I’ll See You in My Dreams,’ Oscar Buzz and Smoking Pot

January 29, 2015 2:50 AM

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Sundance: Blythe Danner on ‘I’ll See You in My Dreams,’ Oscar Buzz and Smoking Pot

Even though Blythe Danner has appeared on countless TV shows (“Will & Grace”), films (“Meet the Fockers”) and Broadway plays (“Follies”), it took her 50 years as an actress to headline a movie. On Tuesday night, the Sundance Film Festival premiered “I’ll See You In My Dreams,” a comedic drama where Danner stars as a woman who contemplates her own mortality following a tragic loss. But that description doesn’t do this crowd-pleasing indie justice. When the film debuted at the Eccles Theatre in Park City, Danner received a standing ovation. On a second morning screening, the audience showered Danner with more rounds of applause.

“I’m so overwhelmed,” Danner says later backstage. “I’m a little verklempt talking about it. I’m 71, about to turn 72. I’ve never had a film role like this.” It’s also the first time the Emmy-winning actress has received Oscar buzz, even if it might be a little early to be handicapping the 2016 Acad...

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