The story of Julia Zagar and her husband Isaiah, a renowned mosaic artist, who for the past 30 years has covered more than 40,000 square feet of Philadelphia top to bottom with tile, mirror, paint, and concrete.
Manny, Joel, and Jonah tear their way through childhood and push against the volatile love of their parents. As Manny and Joel grow into versions of their father and Ma dreams of escape, Jonah embraces an imagined world all on his own.
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Over the past four decades, artist Isaiah Zagar has covered more than 50,000 square feet of Philadelphia with stunning mosaic murals. In A Dream is a documentary feature film that chronicles his work and his tumultuous relationship with his wife, Julia. It follows the Zagars as their marriage implodes and a harrowing new chapter in their life unfolds. An exploration of the fallout that ensues when the line between art and life is blurred beyond distinction.Written by
This is an excellent visual documentary about a flawed family trying to make it work. Isaiah Zagar is an artist who suffers from a mental disorder, and his son documents his life, from his early childhood to his current lifestyle. He is kind, artistically brilliant, and yet emotionally troubled. His wife loves him, his older son is trying to start his own family, and his youngest son records it all. Each one tells their own story. We see them go through the good times and the bad. Speaking of good, Zagar's art is AMAZING. I wish I lived in Philadelphia to see it.
All in all, a touching tribute to a family that makes you reflect on your own.
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