Atlas Forman & The Necessary Dream
by Derek Holser, Tastemaker in Residence
Life as a twelve-year old can be a confusing place. For Atlas Forman, a serial daydreamer with a persistent stutter, it feels like every day is an endless field of emotional quicksand. When his older brother and confidant is tragically killed, and the school bully won’t relent, Atlas finally snaps. Just as he’s about to give up hope, Atlas's discovery of an ancient case that contains a portal to another world conspires with his increasingly vivid daydreams to lead him and his best buddy Wyatt on a great adventure. As Atlas carries the weight of family dysfunction, insecurity, and his disruptive imagination, he discovers that dreams are more than mere escape, and life is much more than what we can see. It’s what we say.
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