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    August 20th, 2013
    Watch the film in the comfort of your own home.

    Watch the film in the comfort of your own home.

    You can stream In A Dream online. Finally.

    Watch it on iTunesVudu, Amazon Instant, Google Play or Xbox Live. And if streaming isn’t your style, you can still of course buy the DVD or add it to your queue on Netflix.

    Limited Edition DVD is Shipping Now

    October 26th, 2009

    The Limited Edition In A Dream DVD is designed, authored, printed and finally on it’s way to all those who pre-ordered this duel-disc extravaganza.

    And for those who haven’t purchased it yet, now’s the time to get one of just 500 copies.

    Special Online Pricing: $60.

    You can also, of course, purchase the Standard Edition. It costs $26.95 and you can get it straight from our distributor here.

    Kelli Scarr

    October 7th, 2009

    Our wonderful composer Kelli Scarr just put out a brand new EP. She’s currently touring around the world, opening for and playing alongside Moby (who also helped produce the record).

    Download the EP for FREE.
    See her on TOUR (upcoming stops in Guadalajara, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland & Vancouver).
    • Look out for her new full-length album in early 2010.

    And don’t forget to Buy the In A Dream DVD featuring music from Kelli, The Books, Explosions in the Sky, Efterklang, Colleen & Bibio. Moises Chiullan from Hollywood Elsewhere/Arthouse Cowboy reviewed the DVD and even plugged our Limited Edition Version!

    I’ve been an enthusiastic supporter of Jeremiah Zagar’s masterful work of mosaic documentary filmmaking since I saw it a year and a half ago at South by Southwest 2008, before it made the shortlist for Best Documentary feature at last year’s Oscars. In a Dream delves into his family history, specifically focusing on his father Isaiah’s battles with madness and genius and how those epic wars within himself affect those who love him…The supplemental materials are all easily re-watchable, including a short hidden one that I watched two and three times after finding it…there’s also a very unique Limited Edition version being sold off their website for $60 that they’re only doing 500 of total…My assumption (as should be yours) is that a larger portion of these sales goes to the filmmakers on top of the fact that the additional extras listed are worth investigating.

    Thanks Moises. You can read the whole review here.

    In A Dream – Limited Edition DVD

    September 20th, 2009

    Limited Edition DVD

    Pre-Order the Limited Edition DVD. This is a collector’s item. Only 500 will be sold.

    Includes All Extras from Standard DVD
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Alternate Ending
    Cutting Ice to Snow video for Efterklang
    Coney Island, 1945 short film
    Paints on Ceiling short film
    Recommitment short documentary
    • Theatrical Trailer

    Plus Exclusive Limited Edition Extras
    • Deluxe Packaging
    • Autographed Movie Poster (13″ x 18″)
    • Hand-Crafted Isaiah Zagar Figurine
    • Bonus Disc
        – Even More Deleted Scenes
        – Rare Jeremiah Zagar Short Films
        – Short Works by friends of In A Dream
        – Original Fundraising Trailer
        – Interviews, Slideshows and More!!

    Special Online Pricing: $60.
    Ships in October.

    Update: You can also, of course, purchase the Standard Edition. It costs $24.95 and ships Tuesday, September 29th.

    In A Dream @ The Academy

    September 15th, 2009

    The Academy

    There’s a free screening coming up of In A Dream at the Linwood Dunn Theater on September 30th. The film is being shown as part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 28th annual contemporary documentaries showcase and we’re honored to be chosen as the opening night film, along with last year’s Oscar winner Man on Wire.

    It’s free so no excuses. We’ll see you there. And bring your friends.

    Wednesday, September 30th @ 7pm
    Linwood Dunn Theater
    1313 Vine Street
    Hollywood, CA 90028

    In A Dream – The DVD

    August 27th, 2009


    In A Dream will be released on DVD September 29th. You can Pre-Order the disc now from our distributor INDIEPIX.

    Special Features
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Alternate Ending
    Cutting Ice to Snow video for Efterklang
    Coney Island, 1945 short film
    Paints on Ceiling short film
    Recommitment short documentary
    • Theatrical Trailer

    Jonah Birns‘ phenomenal cover art makes it worth the purchase alone but if you don’t have the scratch, you can also rent from Netflix.

    Pre-order the DVD or add it to your Netflix queue.

    “In A Dream abounds in visual pleasure.” — Nathan Lee, The New York Times

    “Stunning. Deeply Personal.” — Steven Rea, The Philadelphia Inquirer

    See The Art, Meet Isaiah & Julia

    August 19th, 2009

    Now that In A Dream has premiered on HBO2 and is available for all to see OnDemand, the next step is to see the art & meet the artists.

    There’s a great opportunity for that this weekend in New York. HBO is hosting a special screening of the film at the Brooklyn Museum. Isaiah will have an installation on display and the Zagars—Isaiah, Julia and director Jeremiah—will be taking part in a post-screening Q&A.

    Attendance is FREE. Just make sure to RSVP to ensure a seat will be available for you.

    The next thing to do is visit Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens at 1020 South Street. Much of the film takes place here but there’s nothing like seeing it in person. They offer tours, mosaic workshops and one can even rent out the space for private events.

    And if you can’t make it in person, you can always bring the art to you via their online store. Enjoy!

    HBO Press

    August 18th, 2009

    In A Dream premieres on HBO2 tomorrow night at 8pm (and is already available OnDemand). Director Jeremiah Zagar spoke with the Wall Street Journal Speakeasy Blog about the film.

    An excerpt:

    What kind of dream are you depicting in your movie?

    My parents were living in a dream and everything was collapsing around us and things weren’t so perfect.

    Their dream was like the Adam and Eve dream: Adam and Eve are in the garden of Eden and everything is honkey dorey, suddenly they eat this apple, gain this knowledge and have to go out to build the world together.

    My parents were 1960s hippies, left their safe life in New York and went to a dilapidated part of Philadelphia to build the world together.  I think that’s what you aim for when you fall in love and get married.

    I’m trying to use the building as a metaphor. The building is half done; they’re half done. And what he has built is monumental.

    The film was also featured in Sunday’s New York Times Arts & Leisure Section.

    It’s Not TV… It’s In A Dream on HBO.

    August 8th, 2009

    In A Dream premieres Wednesday, August 19th @ 8pm on HBO2. The full screening schedule for this month is as follows:

    Wednesday, 8/19 @ 8pm – HBO2 East
    Wednesday, 8/19 @ 11pm – HBO2 West
    Monday, 8/24 @ 6:30pm – HBO2 East
    Monday, 824 @ 9:30pm – HBO2 West
    Friday, 8/28 @ 1:30am – HBO2 East
    Friday, 8/28 @ 4:30am – HBO2 West

    Update: The film is also available via HBO OnDemand all day, everyday until September 14th.

    Very special thanks to Lisa Heller and Sheila Nevins at HBO for their incredible support. We grew up on HBO and it’s a tremendous honor to have a film on the network. The best way to understand the feeling is to just watch this clip.

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    Boston: 2 Screenings Down, 3 To Go

    July 5th, 2009
    Isaiah and Julia Zagar from the film "In A Dream"

    Julia and Isaiah Zagar from the film "IN A DREAM"

    In A Dream’s friday night screening at the MFA in Boston was fantastic. Despite it being the day before July 4th, there was still a large and wonderfully engaged crowd at the theater. This morning there was another screening and there are three more in the next seven days for those that spent the holiday weekend out-of-town or otherwise occupied.

    The remaining screening schedule is below:
    Thursday, July 9th, 12:30pm
    Saturday, July 11th, 12pm
    Sunday, July 12th, 10:15am

    Buy tickets and then RSVP on Facebook.

    Laura Bennett of The Boston Globe ran a great review of the film on Friday. We’ve excerpted a piece of it below:

    The streets of Isaiah Zagar’s South Philadelphia neighborhood are flush with mosaic: giddy sweeps of tessellated color that swallow whole stretches of wall. For decades, Zagar has blanketed surfaces with tiles, mirror shards, glasswork, bicycle spokes – explosive constellations unfurled from a delirious brain. “In a Dream,’’ a documentary directed by his youngest son, Jeremiah, is a love story between a man and his art, a man and his wife, and, in a way, between father and son. Jeremiah Zagar doesn’t sugarcoat his father’s infinite narcissism and social eccentricities, but he paints a tender and sensitive portrait of a modern-day Don Quixote trapped in his own grand, wifty delusions.

    Isaiah looks like a mad prophet, with his furrowed face and woolly beard. He spouts lofty pronouncements about art and life and his quest for creative glory. “I was his reality base,’’ says Julia, Isaiah’s sweet, earthy wife of 43 years. “And he was my bird. He flew around.’’ But the whimsical plot darkens as Ezekiel, their moony eldest son, wrestles with drug addiction, and Isaiah reveals that he has been having an affair with his assistant. Jeremiah Zagar captures some remarkably intimate footage. We see Julia’s eyes brim when she learns of Isaiah’s infidelity, and we hear Isaiah lash out at his mistress in a moment of scathing regret.

    Through it all, Isaiah sketches Julia’s face compulsively in his notebook and paints her name on the tiles in his garden. And when Ezekiel returns from rehab, Isaiah says, “No matter what happens to Zeke, he’s part of my art world.’’ Even his loved ones are bright trinkets in the landscape of his imagination.

    Read the rest.