Tokyo is Dreaming

<i>Tokyo is Dreaming</i> is a rich, evocative, and modern tableau of urban communion and loneliness in the Japanese capital, set to a beguiling score by <i>Calexico’s</i> John Convertino.<br>
Using the camera to observe the beating heart(s) of urban life, subtly drawing a map of the city in which quiet contemplation and frenetic activity overlap. This portrait of the great metropolis is a bewildering and fascinating journey.

  • Peter I. Chang
    Director
  • Mitch Cullin
    Producer
  • John Convertino
    Music/Soundtrack
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature, Music Video
  • Genres:
    Arthouse, documentary, city symphony
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 8 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 1, 2008
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Japan
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival
    Berwick-upon-Tweed, UK
    September 19, 2009
    World Premiere
  • Phoenix Art Museum
    Phoenix, Arizona, USA
    May 30, 2010
    US Premiere
  • Gallery Septima Filmmaker Retrospective
    Tokyo, Japan
    July 31, 2010
    Japan Premiere
  • Filmbar Film Series
    Phoenix, Arizona, USA
    February 28, 2011
  • Central School Project — International Film Series
    Bisbee, Arizona, USA
    April 29, 2011
  • Icehouse Film Series @ White Column
    Phoenix, Arizona, USA
    June 22, 2012
Director Biography - Peter I. Chang

Peter I. Chang is a Taiwanese-born artist and filmmaker. His first feature was <i>I Want to Destroy America</i>, a documentary about a Japanese street musician—Hisao Shinagawa. <i>Tokyo is Dreaming</i>, his most recent feature, is a city symphony on various fragments of the megalopolis in the span of an entire day. The film had its world premiere at the Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival and its US premiere at the Phoenix Art Museum.

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