||In the vibrant neighborhood of South Philadelphia, 50,000- square feet of concrete are covered with tile and mirrors- mosaics that were created by Isaiah Zagar, a charming, eccentric, tormented artist. The murals chronicle his love for his wife of 42 years, Julia, and subtly hint at the darker corners of an extraordinary imagination.
The film was recorded over nearly a decade by Isiah and Julia's son, Jeremiah, who brings together beautiful shots of his father's sketchbooks and installations to reflect the intimacy of dysfunction, while presenting a hopeful portrait of a couple rediscovering the value of their marriage. Touching on themes of obsession, trust and ultimately, forgiveness, In A Dream explores the joys as well as the pitfalls of a life lived in pursuit of artistic discovery. [adult content]