21641Tyler Bocock and Dan Lauria in POTATO DREAMS OF AMERICA

POTATO DREAMS OF AMERICA

Year 2021
Runtime 95 mins
Language English
Canadian Premiere
Availability
  • Online & In-Cinema
  • Availability: Sept. 23 - Oct. 3

Struggling to survive in the USSR during the turbulent years of Perestroika, Lena and her gay son, Potato, escape into the fantasy world of pirated American movies. Eventually, the movies are not enough, so Elena decides to become a mail-order bride and discover America for herself.

Soon after Lena marries the (much) older and (very) eccentric John, mother and son discover that they're in for a lot of surprises. Closely based on writer-director Wes Hurley's childhood, and with shades of Wes Anderson, POTATO DREAMS OF AMERICA proves that real life is often much stranger than fiction.

Countries

United States
Awards
Winner, Grand Jury Award, Outstanding Screenwriting in a U.S. Feature L.A. Outfest 2021
Festivals
SXSW 2021, Seattle International Film Festival 2021
Director
Wes Hurley
Executive Producer
Eliza Flug, Sarah Crowe, Mel Eslyn
Producer
Wes Hurley, Mischa Jakupcak
Screenwriter
Wes Hurley
Cinematographer
Vincent Pierce
Editor
Wes Hurley
Cast
Tyler Bocock, Marya Sea Kaminski, Dan Lauria