California Dreams

Dir. Mike Ott | Run time: 83 mins | Rating: NR

Filmmaker Mike Ott (Lake Los Angeles, Littlerock) follows a rag-tag ensemble of small-time underachievers whose shared, cherished fantasy of making it in the movies gets them up in the morning, but not much further than that. Blurring the line between simulated vérité and authentic observation, it’s often impossible to tell whether those on camera are playing themselves, simply being themselves or a combination of the two. Throw in Mike Gioulakis’ (It Follows) serenely gorgeous cinematography and you’re in for both a beautiful and perplexing experience.

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