Screening of award-winning documentary film "In a Dream"
October 6th through 20th
Câmara dos Azuis in a collaboration with Herzliya Films (E.U.A.), presents from October 6th through the 20th 2009, the documentary “In A Dream” by director Jeremiah Zagar.
This 80 minutes documentary, will be screened daily, from Monday to Saturday at 12am, 3.30pm and 5.50pm, in the gallery BOX room. Free entrance.
In the vibrant, bohemian neighborhood ofSouth Philadelphia, 50,000-square feet of concrete are covered with tile and mirrors—mosaics that were created by Isaiah Zagar, an eccentric, tormented artist.
The murals chronicle his love for his wife, Julia, andsubtly hint at the darker corners of an extraordinary imagination.
Where Isaiah is obsessive and narcissistic — a former Peace Corps volunteer who has become an icon in South Philly's art community—Julia is gracious and warm.
For decades, their opposing natures complemented one another perfectly. But suddenly the family is torn apart at the seams: A few hours before picking up his oldest son from a rehabilitation center, Isaiah declares to the camera, "As people get older they have less and less passion." He then confesses to an affair with his assistant, is kicked out of the house, and spirals into a debilitating, suicidal depression.
A fascinating portrait of love and betrayal, family bonds, and the intimacy of dysfunction. Shot on 35mm, Hi Def, digital video; with 8mm and 16mm home movie footage. The soundtrack features music by the Books, Explosions in the Sky, Efterklang, and Kelli Scarr.
This documentary, selected as finalist for the Academy Awards, won the awards for ‘Emerging Visions Audience Award’ at the SXSW Cinema Festival; ‘Best First Film’ at Philadelphia Cinema Festival; ‘Guggenheim Emerging Artist Award’ at the Full Frame Cinema Festival; ‘Best Documentary’ at Woodstock Cinema Festival and the ‘James Lyons Best Editing Award’ Woodstock Cinema Festival.
Jeremiah Zagar (Director and Editor); Jeremy Yaches (Producer); Ross Kauffman (Executive Producer); Geralyn White Dreyfous (Executive Producer); Pamela Tanner Boll (Executive Producer); Keiko Deguchi (Editor); Sam Pollard (Editor Consultant); Erik Messerschmidt (Director pf Photography); Kelli Scarr (Composer); Cassidy Gearhart (Design & Animation)