Directed By
A.D. Oppenheim
Runtime
Country
USA
Completed
2016
Language
English
Category
Documentary Features

Mark Twain's Journey to Jerusalem: Dreamland

The documentary film 'Dreamland: Mark Twain's Journey to Jerusalem' retraces Twain's journey to Europe and to Israel. Through never before seen letters and notebooks, we follow the adventure Twain took in 1867 aboard the Quaker City, the world's first pleasure cruise to the Holy Land. The film includes not only the first moving pictures ever shot of Jerusalem, but also the only footage of Twain in existence. As we follow Twain on his journey we will reveal his passion for the Bibleand his ambivalence towards his religion, as well as his disillusion with the romanticism portrayed of the Holy Land. Through Twain's shrewd and candid observations we‘ll gain a look into his conviction about the importance of exploring unknown territory. With an unblinking eye, sharp wit, and a uniquely American voice, Mark Twain paints an original portrait of the Holy Land.

Screens as part of Best of Documentary.

Sunday, July 23 at 4:30PM in The Toby

Screens as part of Mark Twain's Journey to Jerusalem: Dreamland.

Sunday, July 16 at 1:45PM in The Toby Wednesday, July 19 at 7:15PM in DeBoest Lecture Hall

Awards

  • 2017 Indy Film Fest, Documentary, Feature