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New Meetup: IN A DREAM@ Laemmle Music Hall, April 30 @7:20 pm

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Sent on: Sunday, April 26, 2009 1:19 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Los Angeles Film Enthusiasts!

What: IN A DREAM@ Laemmle Music Hall, April 30 @7:20 pm

When: April 30,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: Many of you viewed the trailer for this film with me and showed interest in this documentary, so let's go delve into the mind of insanity before it disappears! The film is IN A DREAM and is playing this week only and the Laemmle Music Hall. I will meet you Thursday night in front of the theatre at 7pm. Street parking is relatively effortless during the week. There is no need to purchase a ticket ahead of time.

Film Summary:

In the vibrant, bohemian neighborhood of South 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, and subtly 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 confesses to an affair with his assistant, is kicked out of the house, and spirals into depression.

A fascinating portrait of love and betrayal, family bonds, and the intimacy of dysfunction.

"***1/2 Stunning, deeply personal. In a Dream captures a family imploding. Their lives are laid bare, in broken bits, like the ceramic that Isaiah uses for his art, and they come together with sadness and beauty, rage and insight." - Steven Rea, The Philadelphia Inquirer

"The beauty and brilliance of Isaiah?s mosaics is matched by the film?s vibrant color and brilliant editing and music. This film touched me on such a personal level, taking me on a journey into my own human condition while inspiring the creative within and leaving me with a renewed passion for life. The film has won in the Emerging Visions category at this year?s festival and is the best film I have seen." - Erock, Austin Daze

"As a story about art and artists, In a Dream is smoothly engrossing. As a portrait of a sweet but slightly fractured man, it?s one of the most unexpectedly touching documentaries I?ve ever seen." - Scott Weinberg, Cinematical

?Bursting with vivid home movies and loving appreciations of Isaiah?s artwork ? frenzied drawings and monumental mosaics in tile and mirror, many of which now beautify his Philadelphia neighborhood ? ?In a Dream? abounds in visual pleasure.? (Nathan Lee, New York Times)

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