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!
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.
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.
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.