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Instant Dreams (2017)

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INSTANT DREAMS tells the story of a group of scientist who are trying to unravel the chemical formula of Polaroid and the Polaroid-users that eagerly await its rebirth. Each in their own way tries to keeps their instant dream alive.

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Willem Baptist

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Willem Baptist
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Credited cast:
Stefanie Schneider Stefanie Schneider ... Self - The artist
Stephen Herchen Stephen Herchen ... Self - The scientist
Chris Bonanos Chris Bonanos ... Self - The writer
Edwin H. Land Edwin H. Land ... Self - The visionary (archive footage)
Ayana J.J. Ayana J.J. ... Self - The future
Caitlin Fowler ... Self - The model
Angela Riccio Angela Riccio ... Self - The model
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Udo Kier ... Self (archive footage)
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Instant Dreams brings us into the lives of Polaroid enthusiasts to create a portrait of Dr. Edwin Land, a pioneer in American technology. When Polaroid announced the end of instant film in 2008, a small group of enthusiasts bought the last operational factory in the Netherlands. Although they have the factory, a house fire destroyed all of Dr. Land's private notes, including the chemical formula behind instant film. As a result, engineer Stephen Herchen is brought in to recreate the magic behind Polaroid. Despite all of their progress, their version of the instant film is still too slow to share with the world. Meanwhile, artist Stephanie Schneider stores her last remaining Polaroid stock in a refrigerator, using them for her work in the California desert. Her primary medium is instant film, and most of her stock expired years ago. In New York, Christopher Bonanos is also running out of the Polaroid stock he needs to document the growth of his son. As the author of 'Instant: The Story... Written by Christian Sanchez

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The voice that can be heard coming out of the photo printing machine in Tokyo is that of Werner Herzog. See more »

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Director and crew can be seen in the reflection of a mirror during a short scene including a photo booth. See more »

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References The Holy Mountain (1973) See more »

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Solid film about the old versus the new
28 June 2019 | by joop-20899See all my reviews

More a tone-poem than a traditional documentary. What lies beneath the surface of this documentary about the polaroid experience, is a story about how analog still resonates in the current age. We are all looking for tangible authentic experiences and Dr. Land once invented the perfect medium for that.


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Netherlands

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English

Release Date:

14 December 2017 (Netherlands) See more »

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