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A balding man in glasses and a parka stands in front of a car with the word 'loser' spray painted on the side behind him

Dream Scenario

  •   Kristoffer Borgli
  •   United States

Paul Matthews (Nicolas Cage), a hapless family man and evolutionary biologist, finds his life turned upside down when millions of strangers suddenly start seeing him in their dreams. But when his nocturnal appearances take a nightmarish turn, Paul’s newfound stardom suddenly turns from celebratory to dangerous, with unforeseen consequences for Paul, his wife, and their daughter.

Written and directed by daring newcomer Kristoffer Borgli (Sick of Myself) and produced by horror maestro Ari Aster (Hereditary, Midsommar), Dream Scenario is a hilariously absurdist satire about fame, masculine anxiety, and social media, punctuated by bursts of the chilling and the uncanny. Cage leads the film with yet another terrific and self-lacerating performance, as a man coming apart at the seams and desperately grasping for control.

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Special Guests

Scheduled to attend: Director Kristoffer Borgli


Comedy Program Sponsor

Logo: The Second City 329x75

Film Sponsor

Logo: Dark Matter Coffee 125x125

Event Information

Saturday, October 14, 2023

  •   100 minutes
Music Box Theatre
3733 N Southport Ave
Chicago, IL 60613



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