Dream Tower

Dream Tower

Year: 1994
Running Time: 47 mins
Colour/ B&W/ Stereo
Producer/ Director: Ron Mann

Co-Producer: Sue Len Quon
Associate Producer: Marc Glassman
Producer for the NFB: Peter Starr
Editor: Robert Kennedy
Art Direction: Maury Whyte, Gerlinde Scharinger

With artists and educators jousting for position with motorcycle gangs and dealers in the same high-rise, Rochdale became a focal point for the best and worst dreams of the Canadian generation of baby boomers.

Ron Mann, the acclaimed director of such pop culture documentaries as Twist and Comic Book Confidential has brought an ironic sensibility to the convoluted and colourful story of Rochdale. Set to the rock 'n roll that fuelled the hearts of a generation, and featuring fascinating archival material from the '60's--with narration by Paul Evitts, Rochdale's first student. 

Dream Tower depicts the delirious construction and deconstruction of a building that harboured some of the freest spirits in Canada.