Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square


Year: 1981
Country: United States
Run Time: 100 minutes

Filmed with experimental and bold touches that recall the early work of John Cassavetes in tone and Jacques Rivette in its narrative-collage structure, DREAM ON! is a moving love story and a contemporary, L.A. showbiz comedy or errors. Naive and idealistic young actors start their own improvisational theater company, managing to survive by taking odd jobs. The lifestyles of affluent Hollywood society are satirized along with the seedy aspects of the counter-culture, forming the backdrop for the slice-of-life drama. Starring Ed Harris ("The Right Stuff") as the group's director, the film's excellent cast includes Paul (Pee Wee Herman) Reubens and Phillip Baker Hall ("Secret Honor") early in their careers in featured roles.

Ed Harker

Erin Nico

Ed Harker

Principal Cast
Ed Harris, Erin Nico, Steve Hartley, Bertina Johnson

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