Edge of Dreaming

Directed by Amy Hardie

Year: 2010
Running Time: 73
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.67:1
Country: U.K.
Language: English [audio]
Genres: Documentary
Booking Inquiry Shop Home Video

Edge of Dreaming

Cast
Amy Hardie

Crew
Directed by Amy Hardie


Scottish filmmaker Amy Hardie built a career on making science documentaries, reflecting her staunchly rational mind. Then one evening she had a haunting dream of her horse dying, waking to discover that her beloved horse had passed away that same night. Shaken, she tried to pass it off as mere coincidence. But then she had another disturbing slumber, a nightmare where her deceased ex-husband predicts that she will die at age 48. After a foreboding doctor’s visit, and with her 49th birthday mere months away, she starts to wonder about the explanatory power of dreams and their impact on her own mortality. In Edge of Dreaming, Amy looks for answers everywhere, from leading biologists (Professor Irving Weissmann of Stanford) and neuroscientists (Dr. Mark Solms of the Royal London School of Medicine) to the more spiritual solutions of a shaman. With the love and support of her family, Amy chronicles her quest to untangle the knots in her unconscious and the meaning of her destabilizing dreams.

Reviews

"Lyrical and poetic." - The Huffington Post

"Mesmerizing and unforgettable." - BBC Movie Cafe

"Edge of Dreaming is an extremely bold, creative, engrossing, and deeply spiritual movie filmed and directed by Amy Hardie. Medieval philosophers used to keep a skull on their desks as a reminder of mortality. Buddhist practitioners may use a skull for contemplating death. Some people regularly visit a graveyard. In this documentary, dreams set the filmmaker on an unsettling and scary path where she confronts her own fears about life and the formidable fact of death." - Spirituality and Practice.

"A metaphysical inquiry grounded in the real world, this introspective POV documentary explores the sometimes uncanny relationship of dreams to waking life. Rattled by a dream in which her late partner forecasts her impending death, Scottish science documentarian Amy Hardie turns to neuroscience as well as a shaman for insight. When she's hospitalized with a progressive lung disorder, her investigation assumes an urgent gravity. Poetic, hallucinatory effects and a candid, intimate perspective distinguish the film from new-age flakery. Ms. Hardie doesn't solve any mysteries, but she does open an unexpected pathway to healing and conveys a moving story in the process." - The Wall Street Journal



Awards

  • OFFICIAL SELECTION: IDFA 2010

    BEST OF THE FEST: Edinburgh International 2010

    OFFICIAL SELECTION: Docs Barcelona 2010

Hi-Res Poster

Trailer Embed Code

Click here to learn more at Kino Lorber Edu. Interested in bringing Edge of Dreaming to your school or library? If you'd like to have an in-class viewing, on-campus screening, or purchase the DVD for your library's collection, please visit our site or contact Estelle Grosso at EDU@kinolorber.com or call (212) 629-6880 with your request.

To read more about Kino Lorber Edu's terms of use and ordering information, visit Kino Lorber Edu.

Join the conversation
'@KinoLorber' on Oct. 27 2020 at 12:49pm
"Kino Lorber’s release of Sidney J. Furie’s seminal British spy film boasts a strong A/V presentation and an abunda…' https://t.co/rdByWVBB5I'
'@KinoLorber' on Oct. 27 2020 at 12:09pm
RT' @DVDBeaver': OUT TODAY: High Plains Drifter [Blu-ray] (Clint Eastwood, 1973)' @KinoLorber' US:' https://t.co/b3GeVf9HPQ' CAN:' https://t.co/X…'
'@KinoLorber' on Oct. 27 2020 at 12:09pm
RT' @DVDBeaver': OUT TODAY: The Ipcress File [Blu-ray] (Sidney J. Furie, 1965)' @KinoLorber' US:' https://t.co/HeIhOFiZ8M' CAN:' https://t.co/Y2…'
'@KinoLorber' on Oct. 27 2020 at 12:07pm
"Captures... one of the most powerful, Black-and-proud gatherings of all time." – Craig Lindsey,' @HoustonChron' Wi…' https://t.co/SeIcGu8xEB'
'@KinoLorber' on Oct. 27 2020 at 12:04pm
RT' @phillipstribune': How to save America from itself? Here's my feature on the ongoing argument we call home, as amplified by "City So Real…
'@KinoLorber' on Oct. 27 2020 at 12:03pm
RT' @BMo2xl': After decades of circulating only in edited form, William Greaves’s Nationtime can now be seen as intended for the first time.…
'@KinoLorber' on Oct. 27 2020 at 12:03pm
RT' @BrattleTheatre': New Restoration! Sidney Poitier and Harry Belafonte narrate William Greaves' NATIONTIME, documenting the historic Natio…
'@KinoLorber' on Oct. 27 2020 at 12:03pm
RT' @IUcinema': Great article on NATIONTIME, which is now in our Virtual Screening Room. “In restoring NATIONTIME, a record of Black resilie…
'@KinoLorber' on Oct. 27 2020 at 12:02pm
RT' @photogsofcolor': BAM | Nationtime Nationtime Virtual Now Playing Dir. William Greaves | 80min, 1972 A brand new 4K restoration of Willi…
'@KinoLorber' on Oct. 27 2020 at 12:02pm
RT' @DigitalGymSD': What time is it? NATIONTIME. William Greaves' landmark documentary, NATIONTIME, is about the 1972 National Black Politi…
Tweet Now!

Inquiries & Press

General Inquiries

Kino Lorber, Inc.
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel. (212) 629-6880
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871

Press & Media

For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing dninh@kinolorber.com or calling 212-629-6880.

Educational

Please visit our educational site at www.KinoLorberEDU.com

For assistance with educational orders, please contact us at:

Phone:212-629-6880
Fax: 212-714-0871
Email: edu@kinolorber.com