|Rehearsing a Dream|
|Director||Karen Goodman, Kirk Simon|
|79th Academy Awards|
Rehearsing a Dream is a short documentary directed and produced by Academy Award nominees Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon. A production of Simon & Goodman Picture Company. The film premiered on HBO in August 2007 and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short.
Support for the arts in America may be dwindling, but talent in our high schools isn't. Every year a group of the country's most gifted 17-year-old performing and visual artists - singled out among thousands of their peers - share a week of dreams as they learn from mentors like Mikhail Baryshnikov, Vanessa Williams, Jacques d'Amboise, Michael Tilson Thomas... and from each other. For seven transformative days, the passionate young artists revel in the support, encouragement and attention they have earned.