Coming Distractions: Robert Schwartzman directs his famous family in the Dreamland trailer

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It looks another member of the extended Coppola family is now entering the family business. As a musician and the lead singer of the band Rooney, Robert Coppola Schwartzman wasn’t quite the black sheep of the family, as musicianship has always been a part of the Coppola’s collective identity. But filmmaking is the rock upon which they built their church, and now Schwartzman—nephew of Francis, and cousin of Sofia and Roman—is doing his part to further the family legacy.

Schwartzman makes his directorial debut with Dreamland; co-written with novelist Benjamin Font, it tells a story that is probably rather close to his heart, about music, success, and self-identity. Johnny Simmons (The Perks of Being A Wallflower) plays a young, struggling pianist with a dream of opening his own venue. Along the way, he gets sidetracked by a regular gig in a fancy hotel bar and a ...