Over the past four decades, artist Isaiah Zagar has covered more than 50,000 square feet of Philadelphia with stunning mosaic murals. The murals chronicle his love for his wife, Julia, and subtly hint at the darker corners of his extraordinary imagination. IN A DREAM follows the Zagars as their marriage implodes and a harrowing new chapter in their life unfolds. Filmed in stunning high-definition and directed by their son, Jeremiah, IN A DREAM combines beautiful imagery with a fearlessly intimate, utterly captivating portrait of this unique family. Eight years in the making, this documentary has won numerous awards at festivals, including SWSX and Full Frame, and was short-listed for the Academy Awards. The soundtrack features music by the Books, Explosions in the Sky, Efterkland, and Kelli Scarr.
IN A DREAM abounds in visual pleasure. ---The New York Times
IN A DREAM exhibits as much beauty and sensuality as Isaiah's work, while the unabashedly personal nature of the filmmaker-subject dynamic is as candid about familial madness as TARNATION, and captures more insight than those Friedmans did. ---The Village Voice
A stunning, deeply personal documentary portrait. ---Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer