LIFE IS A DREAM, a Street Poet in New York captures the extraordinary life of the Jewish street poet Isidore Block, best known as Poet-O, as he entertains visitors to Central Park in New York City by giving readings of his own poetry and wishes out with his famous Unicorn Bell. Though Isidore’s life on the streets is arduous and, at times, sad, it is also filled with beauty, as the 80-year-old artist cherishes the reactions he receives from his audiences. Life is a Dream is a thought-provoking reflection on the state of the American dream through the eyes of a street artist who has for years transformed Central Park into his own kingdom.
“On paper, Poet-O’s words glimmer with a deep-rooted majesty…It is as lush and tumultuous and grimy and resplendent and uncontainable as Central Park itself.” – The New York Times
“A sensitive, touching film about a beautiful man. Poet-0 — a New York City institution — embodied the spirit of Central Park. Mr. Rossier’s film captures his essence, and his undying love for his urban palace.” – The New York Observer
“…like a real life Santa Clause ringing his bell, and granting wishes. We love his poetry and we love him, Isidore the Adorable…a special and magical film about a special and magical person.” – Lewis Burke Frumkes, host of the Lewis Frumkes Show
Audience Award 2000 at the NYVFF, New York.
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