The American Dream and Other Fairy Tales

2022 | US | NR | 87 min.


State Theatre Tue, Jul 26, 2022 6:00 PM
Bijou by the Bay Tue, Jul 26, 2022 7:00 PM
Film Info
Section:Opening Night
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Abigail Disney and Kathleen Hughes
Produced by:Abigail E. Disney, Kathleen Hughes and Aideen Kane
Story Producers: Abigail E. Disney, Kathleen Hughes and David Cohen
Editing By:David Cohen
Executive Producer:Tim Disney, Bill Haney, Paula Froehle, Steve Cohen
Co-Producer:Lauren Wimbush, Kat Vecchio & Alexander Hyde


In this powerful and personal documentary essay, filmmaker and philanthropist Abigail Disney grapples with America’s profound inequality crisis after encountering workers at Disneyland struggling to put food on the table. Believing her conservative grandfather Roy Disney would never have tolerated employee hunger at “The Happiest Place On Earth,” Abigail reexamines the story of modern American capitalism. What she learns about racism, corporate power and the “American Dream” is eye-opening and inspiring.

Directors Abigail Disney and Kathleen Hughes in person.

Tickets to the Opening Night Film: $50