( 2022, USA, 110')
Dreamin’ Wild is what the Emerson brothers, Donnie and Joe, named their first music album in 1979. It wasn’t just a simple album. It has been, first of all, the result of countless efforts, especially financial, on the duo’s part to achieve success. They did have success, though late in life, after decades of disregards from the critics. The film is a biographic drama, and follows the stages of the album’s birth and of the duo’s career, with an eye on their personal and familial lives. Donnie and Joe Emerson are back on stage, a half-century later.
As executive producer, Bill Pohlad’s name is on many successful pictures, like Brokeback Mountain (2005), Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006), The Tree of Life (2011), and 12 Years a Slave (2013). Born in Minneapolis in 1955, Pohlad debuted as a director at age 35 with Old Explorers (1990), followed by Love & Mercy (2014).