.One Night Only: ‘Dream with the Fishes’ Returns to the Screen

Sundance hit celebrates 25th anniversary with a special screening at Smith Rafael Film Center

Oakland native and San Francisco State University alumnus Finn Taylor’s critically acclaimed, seriocomic directorial debut, Dream with the Fishes, celebrates its 25th Anniversary with a theatrical screening of the newly-created hi-res master at the Smith Rafael Film Center, Monday, Oct. 17.

Shot in nearly 60 locations in 23 days throughout the Bay Area, and triggered a bidding war after its 1997 Sundance premiere; its distribution deals with both Sony Pictures Classics and Lakeshore Entertainment facilitated the film being exhibited theatrically and on home video throughout the world.

In the film, heroin addict Nick (Brad Hunt), who’s been given only a few weeks to live, enters into a life-or-death pact with Terry (David Arquette), who’s facing his own set of demons…but not long after they depart on a road trip to facilitate living out their fantasies, life keeps getting in the way.

This screening will be the first time that the cast has reunited since the film’s release and features an in-person Q&A with actors David Arquette, Cathy Moriarty, Brad Hunt, Kathryn Erbe, and Patrick McGaw, plus writer-director Taylor, producer Mitchell Stein, director of photography Barry Stone, and music supervisor Charles Raggio

‘Dream with the Fishes’ screens at 7 pm, Monday, Oct. 17 at Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 4th Street, San Rafael. Tickets are $13–15 ($10 for CFI members) and are available here.

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