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In a Dream (2008)

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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.


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Isaiah Zagar
Julia Zagar
Ezekiel Zagar


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 Anonymous

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Love is a Work of Art



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8 March 2008 (USA)  »

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$5,297 (USA) (10 April 2009)


$54,640 (USA) (3 July 2009)

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Dreamy film
12 February 2009 | by (Tallahassee) – See all my reviews

'In A Dream" is a visually beautiful and emotional documentary about the Zagar family. Jeremiah Zagar does an excellent job separating himself from the subject, his family, without feeling detached. He objectively observes the disintegration of his parent's relationship withholding judgments or blame but at the same time his touch is intimate and caring. "In A Dream" brings the viewer a prospective on the Zagars only a family member could have. Isaiah Zagar is a fascinating man and character, wonderfully creative, endearingly funny, and tragically disturbed. He easily wins the hearts of the audience. Perhaps, though not as well as his beautifully strong and empowered wife Julia, who seems to be the nucleus of reality in Zagar's space world. The music in the film is excellent. The Books contribute some awesome tracks. Jeremiah uses the camera deftly to capture is father's stunning mosaics, which tell the story of the family. "In A Dream" maybe visually beautiful but it is the humanity in the film that is truly beautiful.

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