A very low-budget effort that chronicles the difficulties faced by a struggling New York actress, LENA'S DREAMS offers some genuine and often profound truths about the creative process. It also serves as a fine showcase for its lead, versatile actress Marlene Forte.
At 25 Lena (Marlene Forte) claimed she would quit acting if she didn't make it by the time she was 30. Two years past the deadline the determined actress still hustles from audition to audition, and still has to wait tables to pay the rent. As a Cuban-American, she rarely gets to compete for
anything but the hot-blooded Latina temptresses, though she may be better suited for more cultured roles. On h...