6.6/10
116
4 user

Golden Dreams (2001)

Califia, the Queen and spirit of California, gives the audience a quick and somewhat romanticized look at history of California, as well as trials and tribulations, but also hopes and dreams of its various ethnicities and cultures.

Director:

Agnieszka Holland

Writer:

Tom Fitzgerald
Reviews

Photos

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Whoopi Goldberg ... Califia, the Queen of California (Narrator)
Yasuko Takahara Yasuko Takahara ... Kinuyo
Richard Balin Richard Balin ... Louis B. Mayer
Eric Matheny
Mark Neveldine ... Steve Jobs
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lawrence Calvin Lawrence Calvin ... Computer Nerd #5
Dean Chambers Dean Chambers ... Director at MGM
Halley Eveland Halley Eveland ... Little Flower Child
Julian Garcia ... Chumash Indian
Jason Hillhouse Jason Hillhouse ... Steve Wozniak
Steven Houska ... Newsreel Cameraman
Rodney Kageyama Rodney Kageyama ... Japanese Man
Mikel Miller ... Military Man, Father
Nick Scoggin Nick Scoggin ... Immigration Official
Samuel Sheng Samuel Sheng ... 2nd Japanese Man
Edit

Storyline

Califia, the Queen and spirit of California, gives the audience a quick and somewhat romanticized look at history of California, as well as trials and tribulations, but also hopes and dreams of its various ethnicities and cultures.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 February 2001 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Benicia, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The "Picture Bride" scene was filmed on Mare Island, Vallejo, California. The set included a partial reconstruction of a steamship for the arrival of the brides down a gangplank. See more »

Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Just One Dream
Written by Walter Afanasieff
Performed by Heather Headley
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Heartfelt salute to California's diversity
29 May 2001 | by Scottie-3See all my reviews

This short film, at Disney's California Adventure in Anaheim, provides a nice complement to the park's other features. While attractions elsewhere in the park pay tribute to California's various industries, "Golden Dreams" spotlights its unique strengths due to the diversity of its people. It offers a surprisingly un-whitewashed history of the immigrants from around the world--Europe, Asia, and Latin America--who contributed toward making California what it is today. Holland does a great job synthesizing the disparate material in this short form. In one sequence, she recreates Dorothea Lange's photographs of the dust bowl farmers, freezing on the face of a despairing mother. The shot smoothly transitions to the inside of a movie theater, where the same woman is enjoying an early Hollywood film--the product of many Eastern European and Jewish immigrants. The film ends with a montage of important Californians that manages to include heroes from both sides of the political spectrum.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed