Potato Dreams of America

Nominee
Grand Jury Award ~ Narrative Feature
South by Southwest
Winner
Grand Jury Prize ~ Outstanding Screenwriting in a U.S. Feature
L.A. Outfest
Heavily stylized and hugely imaginative, this coming-of-age story unfolds with offbeat insight and witty observations.

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Potato Dreams of America

An autobiographical comedy about a boy growing up in the collapsing USSR, his mail-order bride mother and their escape to Seattle in the 90s. The film is an immigrant's take on the American Dream, proving that life is often stranger than fiction.

Select Festival Play - SXSW, OutFest (Winner Best Screenplay), NewFest, Nashville IFF, Seattle IFF
Not Rated
Genre
Comedy, LGBTQ, Drama
Runtime
95
Language
English
Director
Wes Hurley
Writer(s)
Wes Hurley
Cast
Lea DeLaria, Jonathan Bennett, Dan Lauria, Tyler Bocock, Hersh Powers, Lauren Tewes, Sophia Mitri Schloss, Marya Sea Kaminski
Awards:
Nominee, Grand Jury Award ~ Narrative Feature, South by Southwest
Winner, Grand Jury Prize ~ Outstanding Screenwriting in a U.S. Feature, L.A. Outfest
FEATURED REVIEW
James Scott, Austin Chronicle

From the very start of 'Potato Dreams of America,' an autobiographical film from writer/director Wes Hurley, the titular Potato understands how to frame a story.
While watching a black-and-white TV set with his grandma Tamara (Lea DeLaria), Potato forms his fingers into a rectangle to peer through – ...

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