“Tear up the rules of Documentary. With The Edge of Dreaming, they no longer apply. Beautiful and deeply considered…something we get more in the poetic masterpieces of a Louis Malle or an Ang Lee.” – Stuart Delves
“Eye opening…a film that sticks with you” – Karen Badt, HUFFINGTON POST
“[A] very personal, ultimately transcendent film” – John Anderson, VARIETY
The Edge of Dreaming has screened at film festivals worldwide. It is currently in theatrical release in the U.S. through Lorber Alive Mind, and by Cinefile in the UK. It is being broadcast internationally.
Synopsis: This is the story of a rational, skeptical woman, a mother and wife, who does not remember her dreams. Except once, when she dreamt her horse was dying. She woke so scared she went outside in the night. She found him dead. The next dream told her she would die herself, when she was 48.
The Edge of Dreaming charts every step of that year. The film explores life and death in the context of a warm and loving family, whose happiness is increasingly threatened as the dream seems to be proving true. From the kids reaction to their horses’ death (they taught the dog a new trick – called ‘dead dog’), the film mixes humour, science and married life as Amy attempts to understand what is happening to her.
Everyone wrestles with the concept of their own mortality, but few so directly explore and confront the subject. When Amy fell seriously ill, as her dream predicted, she went on a search to change that dream, leading her to eminent neuroscientist Mark Solms, and to new understanding of the complexity of our brains. The final confrontation takes us back into her dream with the help of a shaman, revealing a surprising twist to the tale.
Amy Hardie Productions with Hard Working Movies and Passion Pictures
In association with Scottish Screen, POV, Channel 4UK, Zdf/Arte, Vpro.
Theatrical release by Lorber Alive Mind
Director: Amy Hardie
Producers: George Chignell, Lori Cheatle, Doug Block, Amy Hardie
Edited by Ling Lee
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Screenings schedule and updates on the film’s Facebook page.
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Lorber Alive Mind (US theatrical and educational screenings)