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Aug 4, 2017 at 9:00 pm

DOC WEEK: California Dreams

This screening is a co-presentation with Rooftop Films for their Doc Week and takes place on the roof at the William Vale Hotel.

Join Rooftop Films as they bring four innovative nonfiction films from around the world to outdoor venues across NYC at DOC WEEK (8/01-8/04). With film subjects range from Russian dashcam mishaps to amateur Qatari falconry, UnionDocs is thrilled to be co-presenting these screenings. Get 50% off ticketed events with the code [email protected].


California Dreams

Mike Ott, U.S.A., 83 mins

From acclaimed director Mike Ott (Lake Los Angeles, Actor Martinez) comes the new comedy documentary feature California Dreams, presenting five unique individuals in pursuit of a big life change. Through auditions set up in small towns across Southern California, the film shows genuine characters with big Hollywood aspirations who, for various reasons, have never had the opportunity to pursue their dreams. With subjects including celebrity impersonators, aspiring writers, and a former nurse, this bitingly funny film reveals the strange and entrancing hypnotic grip that Hollywood has, in some way or form, on everyone.

83 min


8:00 PM: Doors Open

8:30 PM: Live Music

9:00 PM: Film Begins

10:30 PM: Q&A with filmmaker Mike Ott

11:00 PM:  After-Party sponsored by Corona Extra,
DeLeon, Tanqueray, Freixenet and Fever-Tree Tonic

Presented With


Aug 4, 2017
9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

UnionDocs is grateful for support from:

Summer Documentary Labs

A tightly structured and supportive program for filmmakers working on their first or second documentary feature.

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