Plot: When the superintendent of the Canadian insane asylum, Dr. Maurice Bucke, meets poet Walt Whitman, his life and that of his wife and patients is radically changed. Like Dr. Bucke, Whitman has avant-garde ideas on the subject of mental illness. "Dreamers" is based on true events. Dr. Bucke became an important biographer of Walt Whitman.
This hard to find movie made our day when it arrived. A beautiful portrayal of the power of Walt Whitman's words on a society that had not yet learned to think outside of the box. Entertain, thought-provoking, and quite fun and humorous at time, Beautiful Dreamers is a must watch for any Whitman scholar and for anyone wanting a film to guide them into another time and place of history.