IN A DREAM (2008)

In A Dream charts the artistic and personal passions of Isaiah Zagar, the painter and muralist who has covered more than 50,000 square feet of Philadelphia with whimsical mosaics.


Directed by his son Jeremiah, the film narrates an intimate biography of Zagar’s art, documenting his technique and probing his influences. But it is equally a candid portrait of his relationships with his wife and older son, following them through a period of tumult and confusion. Stunning portrayals of Zagar’s artistic process blend with intimate interviews to give rare insight into the pitfalls and possibilities of family and art.


The film reveals a few of the many threads that define a unique life, giving sensitive voice to the complex interplay and ultimate inseparability of artistic pursuit and personal life.

Director: Jeremiah Zagar

Executive Producers: Pamela Tanner Boll, Geralyn Dreyfous, and Ross Kauffman

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