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Chasing a Dream (Miles from Nowhere)2009

Chasing a Dream (Miles from Nowhere) (2009)



Critic Consensus: This tender tribute to an obscure artist's work is both compelling and visually striking.

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A high-school football player (Andrew Lawrence) copes with his best friend's death by training to run a sub-four-minute mile. But his quest puts him at odds with his father (Treat Williams) after he begins to neglect football. Joanna Going also stars. Directed by David Burton Morris.


Andrew Lawrence
as Cam Stiles
Treat Williams
as Gary Stiles
Joanna Going
as Diane Stiles
Kevin Kilner
as Leo Genovese
John Beasley
as Peter Boscow
Rachel Style
as Allie Maltese
Jake McLaughlin
as John Van Horn
Delpano Wills
as Seneca Keflezi
Christa B. Allen
as Nikol Schrunk
Braeden Lemasters
as Cam, Age 12
Tanner Blaze
as 10-year-old Cam
Jarrod Bailey
as Brandon Van Horn
Shashawnee Hall
as Andrew Noble
Kevin Elms
as Tim Schrunk
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All Critics (24) | Top Critics (13)

The sheer visual impact of In a Dream is breathtaking.

July 3, 2009 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Call it forgiveness or codependency, but this highly personal film speaks to all of us in the universal languages of art and love.

June 12, 2009 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Because Jeremiah lacks the investigatory zeal to pursue the subplots, which also include his father's madness and his older brother's drug addiction, this lovely film is more evocative than illuminating.

May 14, 2009 | Rating: 3/4

The eclectic beauty of Isaiah's complex, labor-intensive art form deserves more process-oriented dissection.

April 23, 2009 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Isaiah's work frequently rewards the camera's roving attention, but his self-absorption and lack of self-insight make him a sad subject even for as forgiving a study as In a Dream.

April 17, 2009 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

The tedious documentary In a Dream tells you much more than you could ever want to know about an ob scure Philadelphia artist called Isaiah Zagar.

April 10, 2009 | Rating: 1/4

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