Saturday Matinee: Dreams That Money Can Buy


“Dreams That Money Can Buy” (1947) is a surrealist film produced, and directed by artist and dada film-theorist Hans Richter with contributions from Max Ernst, Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, Alexander Calder, Darius Milhaud, John Cage and Fernand Léger. Joe is a WW2 vet and starving artist who discovers that he can see the contents of his mind unfolding when gazing into a mirror. After realizing he can apply his gift to others, Joe sets up a business selling tailor-made dreams to a variety of neurotic clients in order to pay his rent.

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