RECOGNITION OF TRANSPARENT FILMS
We have been fortunate to receive many awards and praise from critics and film festivals. Below are just a few.
RECOGNITION FROM THE PRESS
"A primer on how to make an American indie."
Jay Weissberg - VARIETY
"A declaration. Perfect and sublime. Radtke's film is a courageous opera. A beautiful surprise. A must see."
Giulio Cicalo - I-CINE ITALY
"The two actors beautifully evoke the establishment of a fragile fraternal bond. Will put a lump in your throat."
Stephen Holden - NEW YORK TIMES
"Excellent. The photography gleams like sunshine on chrome. The kids are beautifully played. Funny and touching."
Michael Wilmington - CHICAGO TRIBUNE
"A highly talented filmmaker, Radtke draws intense, focused performances. Surprises from beginning to end."
Amy Taubin - VILLAGE VOICE
"One of those rare movies that lives on after the credits roll and the lights come up. See it now."
Joanna Connors - CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER
"A heartbreaking and superbly acted trip. It's refreshing to discover a film like THE DREAM CATCHER."
Michael Phillips - TIME OUT NEW YORK
"A beautiful road movie about unlikely redemption. An outstanding debut by Paddy Connor."
Bill Stamets - CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
"Ed Radtke's partly autobiographical drama is deeply felt. Outstanding."
Elizabeth Weitzman - NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
"Stunning. Overwhelms the American sensibility with the possibility of a search for morality."
Summi Kaipa - SAN FRANCISCO BAY GUARDIAN
"Fine acting, excellent photography and an authentic feel for life on the highway."
Jonathan Foreman - NEW YORK POST
"Mesmerizing. A cinematic experience that borders on the unparalleled. A road movie of striking visual style. One of the most provocative independent films of recent years."
Mack Bates - MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL
"Insightful. Elegant. A miracle of clarity. THE DREAM CATCHER shines with a purity of vision."
Margaret McGurk - CINCINNATI ENQUIRER
"Extraordinarily naturalistic performances. Graceful. Poetic. Poignant."
Noel Holston - MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE
"Tough and tender. An iceberg of emotion. The power of this film comes from what is left unsaid."
David Ratzlow - INDIEWIRE
"Fresh and vital. Breathtaking. Heartbreaking. A gift to filmgoers and humanists alike. Haunting and brilliantly conceived."
David Fear - CITYSEARCH SAN FRANCISCO
"Eloquently directed. Unexpectedly affecting. Cuts through Middle America like a needle skipping across a record."
Jim Ridley - MINNEAPOLIS CITY PAGES
"A superbly existential road trip."
Carl Russo - INDIEWIRE
"A beautiful film. Striking luminous images of America's heartland. Captivating. An outstanding achievement. A gem."
Dave Larsen - DAYTON DAILY NEWS
"Something special. Wonderfully real yet surprising. Devastating. Don't miss it."
Amy Bracken Sparks - CLEVELAND FREE TIMES
"Remarkable. A shooting star. A revelation."
"A hard hitting story with illuminating insight into characters and landscape. Intense performances by its excellent young leads. Superb. A moving experience."
"Outstanding. Unforgettable. Gives the American landscape an exceptional presence."
"Sensitive. Beautiful characters. A timeless road movie. A revelation from a film director."
TRIBUNE DE GENEVE
"Breathtaking. Catch it while you can."
"Stunning. Gorgeous. Touching. The movie was super. Kerouac might be pleased."
THE ANTIOCH RECORD
RECOGNITION FROM FESTIVALS
2007 - Venice Film Festival - SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
2008 - Munich International Film Festival
2008 - Prague International Film Festival
2008 - Sarajevo International Film Festival
2008 - Exground International Film Festival - WINNER
2008 - Istanbul International Film Festival
2008 - Vilnius International Film Festival, Lithuania
2008 - Sedona International Film Festival - WINNER
2008 - Asian American Int'l Film Festival, NYC
2008 - Nueva Mirada Int'l Film Festival, Buenos Aires
2007 - Göteborg International Film Festival
2001 - BerlinBeta International Film Festival, Berlin - WINNER
2001 - Atlanta Film Festival
2000 - Woodstock International Film Festival - WINNER
2000 - Troia International Film Festival, Portugal - WINNER
2000 - San Francisco Asian American Film Festival
2000 - Rotterdam International Film Festival, Netherlands
2000 - Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival, Brazil
2000 - Minneapolis International Film Festival - WINNER
2000 - Ljubljana International Film Festival, Slovenia
2000 - Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Czech Rep
2000 - Istanbul International Film Festival, Turkey
2000 - Festival du Film de Paris, France - WINNER
2000 - Cleveland International Film Festival - WINNER
2000 - Cinema Jeune Public de Val de Marne, France - WINNER
2000 - Bergen International Film Festival, Norway
2000 - Austin Film Festival
2000 - Athens International Film Festival
1999 - Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Greece - WINNER
1999 - Rencontres Festival, Paris, France
1999 - Raindance Film Festival, London
1999 - Los Angeles Film Festival - WINNER
1999 - Locarno International Film Festival, Switzerland - WINNER
1999 - Hamburg International Film Festival, Germany
1999 - Deauville Festival of American Film, France
1999 - Chicago International Film Festival