Beautiful Dreamers (1990)
When the superintendent of the Canadian insane asylum, Dr. Maurice Bucke, meets poet Walt Whitman, his life and that of his wife and patients is radically changed. Like Dr. Bucke, Whitman has avant-garde ideas on the subject of mental illness. “Dreamers” is based on true events. Dr. Bucke became an important biographer of Walt Whitman.
Director: John Kent Harrison
Actors: Colm Feore, Rip Torn, Sheila McCarthy, Wendel Meldrum
Duration: 105 min