Dreamcatcher
  • Year2015
  • Duration104 min

Brenda is a mesmerising woman who has overcome a horrific life on the streets of Chicago. She now has a singular focus: to help other women do the same. Kim Longinotto follows Brenda in her day job, counselling incarcerated prostitutes and at-risk teenagers, and at night as Brenda takes to a van to provide brief respite to women from the watchful eyes of controlling pimps. Brenda’s ever-changing array of wigs are testimony to the many facets of her character, as she shifts between champion, motivational speaker, sympathetic ear and confessor. As often is the case in Longinotto's films, the presence of the camera stirs many to speak up about their blighted lives in powerfully moving scenes. Made with longtime editor Ollie Huddleston, Dreamcatcher is an electrifying contribution to Longinotto’s life work documenting women's attempt to recast themselves in a world dominated by men - and a devastating insight into America's urban underclass.

Carol Nahra

15 Rated

  • Director(s): Kim Longinotto
  • Producer(s): Teddy Leifer, Lisa Stevens
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Language: English
  • Format: dcp
  • Premiere status: World Premiere
  • Website: www.dreamcatcherfilm.com
Director Filmography
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2014
Salma
2013
Pink Saris
2010
Rough Aunties
2008
Hold Me Tight, Let Me Go
2007
Credits
Associate Producer(s):
Will Spears, John Stack
Editor(s):
Ollie Huddleston
Music(s):
Stuart Earl
Sound Designer(s):
Nina Rice
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