Come to Garrison, NY on friday night (November 21st) to see what all this Oscar Shortlist fuss is about. In A Dream will be screening as part of the Depot Docs series at 7:30pm in the Philipstown Depot Theatre.
An excerpt from the local Putnam County News & Recorder review of the film:
Watching Zagar’s visually stunning, emotionally charged film may leave you feeling like you have in fact been run over, not by a tank but by its hurricane force, slightly unhinged artistic equivalent, and you will undoubtedly have questions about what just hit you.
The filmmaker has clearly inherited some of his father’s wild eye for color and the odd juxtapositions of disparate materials. Using a visually arresting mix of old home movies, animation derived from Isaiah’s art, collage, confident use of the camera whether still or in motion, hypnotic editing, and a wonderful soundtrack featuring music by Kelli Scarr and The Books, In A Dream perfectly mirrors the dream-like quality of his father’s life and art, while it unflinchingly witnesses the breakdown of his parents’ marriage and his brother’s coming to terms with his drug-addiction.