The first recreation of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination ever to be filmed in the historic Ford’s Theatre, The Persistence of Dreams is a real-time depiction of one of the most tragic events in American history. The story explores the little-known fact that Lincoln actually dreamt about his murder only a few days before it took place.

Length: 4:00

Film Details

  • Year Released: 2004
  • Date Released:
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  • Status: Inactive
  • 3D: No
  • Run Time: <20
  • Formats: 15/70
  • Distributor:

    Arrowhead Productions

  • Produced By:
    Arrowhead Productions
  • Executive Producer:
  • Producer: Chip Bartlett, Ben Brunkhardt, Erik Courtney
  • Director:  Erik Courtney
  • Associate Producer: 
  • Writer:  Erik Courtney
  • Cinematography: Ben Brunkhardt
  • Sound Editor: 
  • Visual Effects:
  • Music/Score:  Marcus Trumpp
  • Editor: Erik Courtney
  • Narrator:
  • Other Credits: Made with the support of iWERKS Entertainment, Cintel International Ltd., Kodak, Consolidated Film Industries, LFCA, Ford's Theater, Filmwords F/X, U.S. Library of Congress and U.S. National Parks Service
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  • Drama
  • Historical
  • Short



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