By Bryen Dunn
Digital Journal (Canada)
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Toronto — The elusive Stevie Nicks, one of the founding members of legendary Fleetwood Mac, is set to let the public have a peak inside her personal life. The film debuts alongside the upcoming Fleetwood Mac tour dates.
In Your Dreams is a portrait of the elusive Nicks as she and Dave Stewart embark on a musical journey to write and record the critically acclaimed album In Your Dreams. Nicks called this “the greatest year of my life” and felt compelled to share the joyful experience that she terms “the day the circus came to town” with her fans.
A multi Grammy Award winning artist and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Nicks allowed cameras inside her magical old mansion high atop the hills of LA with a wild cast of musicians and friends. The inner life of the legendary Nicks has by her design long been kept at a distance from the public. We learn in “Dreams” that her world features, costume parties, elaborate dinner feasts, tap dancing, fantasy creations and revealing songwriting and recording sessions all of which are captured on film. Also cameos by Edgar Allan Poe, Mick Fleetwood, Reese Witherspoon, a massive white stallion in the backyard, owls and naturally a few vampires who appear in several “home movie” style music videos.
Along with tracking the Nicks/Stewart creative partnership, In Your Dreams has plenty of other cinematic payoffs including rare never before seen personal scrapbook stills from Nicks’ childhood and family life, and a wealth of candid backstage and performance shots taken over the last 35 years.
The film is scheduled to screen in exclusive engagements in theatres across Canada starting in Toronto at the TIFF Bell Lightbox on April 15. Tickets will be available to the public for the two special screenings of In Your Dreams at 7 p.m. at 7:30 p.m. on April 15 featuring a Q&A session with Nicks following the film. There will also be three additional screenings taking place on April 16 – 18 at TIFF Bell Lightbox. Tickets go on sale March 20 for TIFF Members and on March 27 for non-members at tiff.net.
Nicks, one of the lead singers and emotional catalyst for Fleetwood Mac, is embarking on a world tour with them beginning April 4th in Columbus Ohio, and hits Toronto on April 16th.
The In Your Dreams film is being distributed by Films We Like in Canada. Co-produced and co-directed by former Eurythmic Dave Stewart, The record was co-written by Nicks and Stewart and produced by Stewart and Glen Ballard. The documentary was produced by Dave Stewart’s production company, Weapons of Mass Entertainment.
In Your Dreams screens in other parts of Canada as follows:
Ottawa / Mayfair Theatre (1074 Bank St) / April 19 & 20, 2013
Visit cinema website for further details: mayfairtheatre.ca
Fleetwood Mac concert: 23-Apr-2013
Winnipeg / Winnipeg Cinematheque (100 Arthur St) / May 4 & 5, 2013
Visit cinema website for further details: www.winnipegfilmgroup.com
Fleetwood Mac concert: 12-May-2013
Saskatoon / Broadway Theatre (715 Broadway Avenue) / May 13, 2013
Visit cinema website for further details: broadwaytheatre.ca, 306.652.6556
Fleetwood Mac concert: 14-May-2013
Edmonton / Metro Cinema at the Garneau (8712 109th Street NW) / May 14, 2013
Visit cinema website for further details: www.metrocinema.org
Fleetwood Mac concert 15-May-2013
Calgary / Globe Cinema (617 8 Ave SW) / screening date TBC
Visit cinema website for further details: www.globecinema.wordpress.com
Fleetwood Mac concert: 17-May-2013
Vancouver / Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour St) / May 18, 2013
Visit cinema website for further details: www.viff.org/theatre
Fleetwood Mac concert: 19-May-2013
Montreal/ Cinema du Parc (3575 Park Ave) / June 14-17, 2013
Tickets available online: cinemaduparc.ticketacces.net/representations.cfm
Fleetwood Mac concert: 18-Jun-2013
Running Time: 100min