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Dreams in Nightmares


Feature Narrative

  • Open captions in-person Open Captions



Three Black queer femmes in their mid 30s take a road trip across the Midwestern United States in search of their friend who has seemingly disappeared off the grid.

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Directors Spotlight

Shatara Michelle Ford


Shatara Michelle Ford (they/she/them) is an African American filmmaker born in Arkansas, raised in Missouri, and based in Philadelphia. Their debut feature TEST PATTERN, premiered at Blackstar and was released by Kino Lorber to critical acclaim. It received three Gotham Award nominations including Best Feature, four Spirit Award nominations including Best First Feature. Mx. Ford was awarded the prestigious New Generation prize by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, and is a 2021 Pew Fellow.

  • Runtime 120 minutes
  • Country United States, Taiwan, United Kingdom
  • Language English
  • Director Shatara Michelle Ford
  • Cast Denée Benton, Mars Storm Rucker, Dezi Bing, Sasha Compere, Charlie Barnett, Molly Bernard, Alfie Fuller, Malek Mouzon, Joss Barton, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Regina Taylor, Robert Wisdom 
  • Cinematographer Ludovica Isidori
  • Composer Lia Ouyang Rusli
  • Editor Cyndi Trissel
  • Executive Producer Yu-Hao Su, Lia Bunman, Tim Headington, Jacqueline W. Liu, Annie Yang, Liska Ostojic, Emilie Georges
  • Music Alison Rosenfeld, Kayla Monetta
  • Producer Pin-Chun Liu, Shatara Michelle Ford, Naïma Abed, Adam Wyatt Tate, Josh Peters, Robina Riccitiello, Ben Stillman, Ana Leocha, Tyler Bagley, Chris Quintos Cathcart
  • Production Design Eloise Ayala
  • Screenwriter Shatara Michelle Ford
  • Sound Design Thomas Ouziel
  • Premiere World

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