Fugitive Dreams

Local title
Põgenike unistused
Original title
Fugitive Dreams
Director
Jason Neulander
Country
USA
Year
2020
Festival
24th Black Nights Film Festival
Programme
CURRENT WAVES
Genre
/mängufilm/

Trees in the distance sway against an unwelcoming sky as John (Robbie Tann) and Mary (April Matthis) begin their journey. An adaptation of a play by Caridad Svich, co-written by director/producer Neulander, “Fugitive Dreams” plunges into the very depth of the American soul. In this darkly funny adventure, two homeless people go on a strange and bewildering journey across middle America, meeting a cast of bizarre characters searching for compassion and healing.

Inspired, in part, by the latchkey grit of pre-Code fugitive cinema, this bizarre and engaging adventure takes us train-hopping across America’s endless horizons.

Director
Jason Neulander
Screenwriter
Jason Neulander, Caridad Svich
Cast
O-Lan Jones, David Patrick Kelly, April Matthis, Scott Shepherd, Robbie Tann
Producer
Michelle Randolph Faires, Jennifer Kuczaj, Jason Neulander, Peter Simonite
DoP
Peter Simonite
Editor
Mike Saenz
Runtime
Language
English

Screenings

Hall 8 Coca-Cola Plaza Tallinn
Screening010602 / Põgenike unistused
Screening duration
Virtual hall Online Estonia
Screening025002 / Põgenike unistused
Screening duration
Hall Athena Center Tartu
Screening032102 / Põgenike unistused
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Hall 3 Apollo Kino Solaris Tallinn
Screening061204 / Põgenike unistused
Screening duration
Trailer
Q&A with the filmmaker