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      Dreamcatcher

      2015 1 hr. 38 min. Documentary Crime Drama List
      100% 31 Reviews Tomatometer 76% 100+ Ratings Audience Score In Chicago, former prostitute Brenda Myers-Powell helps at-risk youths and women break the cycle of violence and sexual exploitation and find the means to change their own lives. Read More Read Less
      Dreamcatcher

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      Critics Consensus

      Unforgettable and deeply moving, Dreamcatcher uses an extraordinary true personal story to make emphatic socioeconomic arguments.

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      Audience Member This woman has made it her life to help every soul she can... Very brave film. I only wish it had a: "This is what happened to...." at the end. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member A deeply moving and inspirational piece exposing the depths of human depravity and addiction. The main character Brenda provides a beacon of hope to several young Chicagoans lost in the dark. Dreamcatcher is a must-see documentary! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member Boring movie about a prostitute... Hollywood has officially run out of ideas. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Audience Member Raw, candid and with serious issues at hand. Lack a little structure but very powerful and important. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      J. R. Jones Chicago Reader Myers-Powell understands the psychology of human trafficking, and her advice is admirably sober, clear-eyed, and devoid of sentiment. Sep 10, 2015 Full Review Sheila O'Malley RogerEbert.com Despite the harrowing stories that fill the film from start to finish, "Dreamcatcher" is not hopeless. How could it be hopeless when there are people like Myers-Powell in the world? Rated: 3.5/4 Mar 27, 2015 Full Review Katie Walsh Los Angeles Times These stories are hard to hear, but Myers-Powell demonstrates that bearing witness and testifying are key to recovery and healing, as are unconditional love and a belief that no one is past redemption. Mar 19, 2015 Full Review Vadim Rizov Filmmaker Magazine Dreamcatcher is enlightening and sobering, but as a piece of craft it doesn’t match the commitment of its subject; it’s effectively a selective database of recorded testimony rather than a sculpted take on same... Jan 23, 2023 Full Review Ben Homewood NME (New Musical Express) A powerful documentary about a charity that helps the homeless women of Chicago... Rated: 4/5 Apr 29, 2021 Full Review Ellena Zellhuber-McMillan One Room With A View There's nothing filmically astounding about Dreamcatcher, but its content is powerful, tragic, and important. Rated: 3/5 May 4, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis In Chicago, former prostitute Brenda Myers-Powell helps at-risk youths and women break the cycle of violence and sexual exploitation and find the means to change their own lives.
      Director
      Kim Longinotto
      Executive Producer
      Dan Cogan, Geralyn White Dreyfous, Regina K. Scully
      Screenwriter
      Lisa Stevens
      Production Co
      Green Acres Films, Rise Films, Vixen Films
      Genre
      Documentary, Crime, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 30, 2016