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Instant Dreams (2017)

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INSTANT DREAMS tells the story of a group of scientist who are trying to unravel the chemical formula of Polaroid and the Polaroid-users that eagerly await its rebirth. Each in their own way tries to keeps their instant dream alive.

Director:

Willem Baptist

Writer:

Willem Baptist
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Cast

Cast overview:
Stefanie Schneider Stefanie Schneider ... Herself - The artist
Stephen Herchen Stephen Herchen ... Himself - The scientist
Chris Bonanos Chris Bonanos ... Himself - The writer
Edwin H. Land Edwin H. Land ... Himself - The visionary (archive footage)
Ayana J.J. Ayana J.J. ... Herself - The future
Caitlin Fowler ... Herself - The model
Angela Riccio Angela Riccio ... Herself - The model
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Storyline

Instant Dreams brings us into the lives of Polaroid enthusiasts to create a portrait of Dr. Edwin Land, a pioneer in American technology. When Polaroid announced the end of instant film in 2008, a small group of enthusiasts bought the last operational factory in the Netherlands. Although they have the factory, a house fire destroyed all of Dr. Land's private notes, including the chemical formula behind instant film. As a result, engineer Stephen Herchen is brought in to recreate the magic behind Polaroid. Despite all of their progress, their version of the instant film is still too slow to share with the world. Meanwhile, artist Stephanie Schneider stores her last remaining Polaroid stock in a refrigerator, using them for her work in the California desert. Her primary medium is instant film, and most of her stock expired years ago. In New York, Christopher Bonanos is also running out of the Polaroid stock he needs to document the growth of his son. As the author of 'Instant: The Story... Written by Christian Sanchez

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Country:

Netherlands

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 December 2017 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Polaroid. Błyskawiczne spełnienie marzeń See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Asked about why there is not more factual content in the film, director Willem Baptist responded during a Dutch television interview: "The movie is peppered with amazing facts and history, to add more would distract from the story intent which is about bigger themes on a human level. Should there be more factual information about the shark or marine biology in general in the movie Jaws?" See more »

Goofs

Director and crew can be seen in the reflection of a mirror during a short scene including a photo booth. See more »

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References The Holy Mountain (1973) See more »

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Made me revalue my analog work.
12 December 2017 | by dexterhollanderSee all my reviews

Really liked this movie a lot. As a photography student myself it was really inspiring to see such a philosophical (dare I say spiritual) take on photography. Made me think and revalue the essence of my (analog) work. Capturing the moment and thinking about time a lot. This movie is quite a trip with strong cinematography and visuals, which I found refreshing. I'ts not a typical documentary by a long shot and I mean that in the best way.


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