Dream On, featuring political comedian John Fugelsang as he retraces the journey of Alexis de Tocqueville in 1831, will be screened at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County on Oct. 18 at 4:30 pm.
Following in the Frenchman’s footsteps, Fugelsang speaks with fast-food workers and retirees, prisoners and entrepreneurs, undocumented immigrants and community organizers about their hopes, dreams, and daily struggles. Dream On explores whether the optimistic spirit of the American Dream that Tocqueville observed is alive and well in the 21st century, or whether George Carlin was right when he famously quipped, “It’s called the American Dream because you have to be asleep to believe it.”
In recent years the venerable American Dream has become an empty promise for increasing numbers of Americans. Millions of middle class Americans are now unable to maintain the standard of living that they took for granted growing up, and more low-income families are unable to lift themselves out of poverty. Reviving the American Dream has now become one of the most critical challenges facing our nation.
The film is part of the monthly Movies That Matter series examining a wide range of issues. The UU Fellowship is located at 10341 Hwy. 42 in north Ephraim. For further information call 920.854.7559.