DIF Review: ?????????? Party Dream

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I saw the documentary “Party Dream” at the Sherman Oaks Film Festival and I swear to you it was more than just a great, fun, and inspiring movie. I loved it so much I bought it on iTunes as a pre-order. The band featured, “Gil Mantera’s Party Dream,” is so outrageously entertaining that at first I assumed this was a mockumentary with a band played by actors. But NO. The band is real and the music is great and the team that made this film tell the band’s story in an amazingly entertaining and insightful way.

If you love indie rock that gives the finger to the corporate music industry, then this doc will not only entertain you but soon you’ll be singing their songs around the house and downloading their music. Is that life changing? Heck yeah. I’m old. You know how often I discover new bands? Never. But in 2022 this doc helped me discover Gil Mantera’s Party Dream and I will be forever grateful.


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  1. No spoilers
  2. No more than five sentences
  3. Available to watch online

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