In Your Dreams: Stevie Nicks, the documentary about the making of the Fleetwood Mac singer's latest solo album, will premier on October 7 as part of the 35th Annual International Hampton's Film Festival.
The film is a collaboration between Nicks and Dave Stewart, who also co-wrote most of the songs on the album and produced.
Nicks allowed cameras into her home as she holed up in a magical old mansion high atop the hills of Los Angeles with Stewart and a wild cast of characters. The vibrant documentary tracks the year (2010) which Nicks calls "the best year of my life." The result is a rare study of a fascinating artist on par with D. A. Pennebaker's classic Dylan documentary Don't Look Back or Madonna's notorious Truth or Dare.
Stewart and Nicks, co-directors of the film, also co-wrote many of the songs on In Your Dreams. The inner life of the legendary Nicks has by her design long been kept at a distance from the public. We learn in Dreams that her world features, costume parties, joyous dinner feasts, tap dancing, fantasy creations and revealing songwriting and recording sessions all of which are captured on film. Also cameos by Edgar Allan Poe, Mick Fleetwood, Reese Witherspoon, a massive white stallion in the backyard, owls and naturally a few vampires who appear in several "home movie" style music videos.
Along with tracking the Nicks/Stewart creative partnership, In Your Dreams includes plenty of other cinematic payoffs including rare never before seen personal scrapbook stills from Nicks' childhood and family life, and a wealth of candid backstage and performance shots taken over the last 35 years.
"I think you see in this film that Stevie just tells it like it is. She is who she is, and she doesn't change," commented Stewart.
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