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In a Dream -- 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.
In a Dream -- 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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Directed by
Jeremiah Zagar 
Produced by
Pamela Tanner Boll .... executive producer
Geralyn White Dreyfous .... executive producer
Ross Kauffman .... executive producer
Jeremy Yaches .... producer
Original Music by
Kelli Scarr 
Cinematography by
Erik Messerschmidt 
Mark Stetz 
Film Editing by
Keiko Deguchi 
Jeremiah Zagar 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Reich .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Mike Guarino .... location sound mixer
Eric Milano .... sound editor
Tom Paul .... sound designer
Tom Paul .... sound re-recording mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Dean Gunderson .... Steadicam operator
George Hennah .... assistant camera
Julian King .... additional photographer
Julian King .... second assistant camera
Doug Kofsky .... assistant camera
Brendan O'Brien .... key grip
Abad Rosa .... crane operator
Mark Stetz .... gaffer
Andrew Voegeli .... Steadicam operator
Kevin Walter .... assistant camera
Animation Department
Yussef Cole .... animator
Cassidy Gearhart .... animator
Cassidy Gearhart .... designer
Editorial Department
Anthony Gannon .... co-editor
Angshuman Ghosh .... assistant editor
Ross Kauffman .... consulting editor
Daniel Kitrosser .... assistant editor
Jonathan Liebert .... digital cinema mastering
Alexander Maxwell .... colorist
Sandy Patch .... colorist
Sandy Patch .... on-line editor
Samuel D. Pollard .... consulting editor
Tom Salamon .... colorist
Bill Stokes .... colorist
Music Department
Paul de Jong .... music editor
Jason Domnarski .... musician (piano)
Aaron Nevezie .... music mixer
Aaron Nevezie .... music recordist
Nick Zammuto .... music editor
Other crew
Jonah Birns .... title designer
Christopher Cunha .... production assistant
Angshuman Ghosh .... production assistant
Daniel Kitrosser .... production assistant
Matt Kliegman .... production assistant
Tavian Lucas .... production assistant
Dan Peterson .... production assistant
Keron Rose .... production assistant

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USA:80 min
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Dreamy film, 12 February 2009
Author: mefilteau from Tallahassee

'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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