Dream On

PRESENTED BY: Meaningful Movies of Issaquah
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6:30 PM, Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Location: Issaquah Highlands, WA (click for map)

Is the American Dream alive or dead? Political comedian John Fugelsang hits the road to find out in Dream On. This epic road trip retraces the journey of Alexis de Tocqueville, whose study of our young country in 1831 came to define the U.S. as a place where anyone, of any background, could climb the ladder of economic opportunity. Fugelsang asks whether the optimistic spirit of the American Dream is alive and well in the twenty-first century, or whether George Carlin was right when he famously quipped, “It’s called the American Dream because you have to be asleep to believe it.” As countless Americans struggle with diminished prospects for the future, our core beliefs about the value of work, the inevitability of progress, the fairness of the system, and the US’s standing in the world are being shaken. After decades of rising income inequality and declining economic mobility, reviving the American Dream has become the defining issue of our time.

Release Year: 2015

Running Time: 1h 39min

Director: Roger Weisberg

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