Dreamin' Wild


The Main 1 Thu, Apr 13, 2023 7:00 PM
The Main 3 Thu, Apr 13, 2023 7:20 PM
Film Info
Guest Attending:Yes
Festival Programs:Special Presentations
Minnesota Made
Release Year:2022
Runtime:110 min
Print Source:Roadside Attractions
True Story
Family Drama
Director:Bill Pohlad
Producer:Bill Pohlad
Christa Workman
Kim Roth
Jim Burke
Steven Snyder
Viviana Vezzani
Karl Spoerri
Tobias Gutzwiller
Cinematographer:Arnaud Potier
Screenwriter:Bill Pohlad
Steven Kurutz (based on article Fruitland by)
Editor:Annette Davey
Composer:Donnie Emerson
Leopold Ross
Principal Cast:Casey Affleck
Noah Jupe
Zooey Deschanel
Chris Messina
Jack Dylan Grazer
Walton Goggins
Beau Bridges


MSPIFF42 Opening Film

Director Bill Pohlad Attending!

Your ticket includes the MSPIFF42 Opening Night Party. Following the film, join us at Machine Shop (300 2nd St SE, Mpls), Pillsbury A-Mill’s restored machinery shop-turned events center around the corner from The Main Cinema.

About the film

What if a childhood dream suddenly came true–-but thirty years later? That’s what happened to singer/songwriter Donnie Emerson. His dream of success suddenly–and unexpectedly–came true but only as he approached 50 years old. And while it brought hopes of second chances, it also brought ghosts of the past and long-buried emotions as Donnie, his brother Joe and their entire family came to terms with their newly found fame. Dreamin’ Wild is an incredible true story of love, hope, family, guilt and responsibility.

Director Biography

Bill Pohlad is a Minnesota-based filmmaker, whose many production credits include Brokeback Mountain (2005), The Tree of Life (2011), for which he was nominated for Best Picture (as producer) and 12 Years a Slave (2013). He is the director of Old Explorers (1990) and Love & Mercy (2014), which closed the 2015 MSPIFF. Dreamin’ Wild (2022) is his most recent feature.