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(FRANCE) LE FIGARO – Le Champs-Élysées Film Festival dévoile sa programmation
(in French)
By Thomas Romanacce, News: Festivals, May 12

(USA) VARIETY – Amazon Acquires Rights to 40 SXSW Films
By Todd Spangler, News (Sales), May 10

(AUSTRALIA) – WEEKEND NOTES – California Dreams – Film Review (American Essentials Film Festival 2017)
By Jen, Review, May 9

(AUSTRALIA) – BROADSHEET – Five to See at the American Essentials Film Festival
By Glenn Dunks, News (Festivals), April 24

(USA) HAMMER TO NAIL – A Conversation with Mike Ott and Cory Zacharia
By Christopher Llewellyn Reed, Interviews: Interview of Mike Ott and Cory Zacharia, April 14

(USA) INDIEWIRE – Festival Roundup
By Kate Erbland, News (Festivals), April 13

(USA) FILM JOURNAL – Sarasota Film Festival Spotlight
By Edward Douglas, News (Festivals), April 13

(USA) HAMMER TO NAIL – California Dreams Film Review
By Christopher Llewellyn Reed, Review, April 12

USA (SRQ DAILY) – Sarasota Film Awards Brighten Future for Winners
by Jacob Ogles, News (Festivals), April 10

(USA) NSAVIDES PODCAST – SXSW 2017 Podcast Coverage Part I – Film
By Nick Savides, Interviews: Director Mike Ott Interview, Thursday, March 23

(USA) THE PANIC MANUAL – SXSW Film Review: California Dreams, Mike Ott, 2017
By Gary, Review: Mixed, Thursday, March 23

(USA) SCREEN ANARCHY – SXSW 2017 Dispatch: Coverage Wrap Up & Killer Poster Gallery
By Ryland Aldrich, Misc: Poster Gallery, Wednesday, March 22

(USA) INDIEWIRE – SXSW 2017: The Best Films and Performances — Critics Survey
By Steve Greene, Best Of Lists: Inclusion in Jason Bailey’s Top 5 Docs List, Monday, March 20

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(USA) YAHOO! MOVIES(USA) WHERE TO WATCH – SXSW 2017: California Dreams Blurs the Line Between Doc & Narrative
By Kelle Long, Interviews: Director Mike Ott Interview, Monday, March 20

(USA) THE IRIS – SXSW Film Review: California Dreams (USA, 2017) should be called “California Delusions”
By Mohini Herse, Review: 3.5/5 starts, Monday, March 20

(GERMANY) ANDREWHY – SXSW 2017 (Interactive, Film and Music) Recap
By Andrew Hyde, Mention, Monday, March 20

(USA) SPINNING PLATTERS – SFFILM Festival Spotlights #1
By Chad Liffmann, Mention, Friday, March 17

(AUSTRAILIA) SENSES OF CINEMA – Lost in Politics: the 3rd Berlin Critics’ Week
By Philip Cartelli, Mention, March, 2017

(USA) FLAVORWIRE – The Best and Worst Documentary Films of SXSW 2017
By Jason Bailey, Thursday, March 16

(USA) VARIETYFilm Review: ‘California Dreams
By Guy Lodge, Tuesday, March 14

(CANADA) EFILMCRITIC – SxSW 2017 Interview: CALIFORNIA DREAMS director Mike Ott
By Jason Whyte, Mike Ott interview, Friday, March 10

(USA) AWARDS CIRCUIT – EXCLUSIVE: Mike Ott and Cory Zacharia Discuss ‘California Dreams’ – See it at SXSW!
By Alex Arabian, Mike Ott and Cory Zacharia interview, Friday, March 10

(USA) INDIEWOOD/HOLLYWOODN’T – SXSW 2017 Filmmaker Profile: Mike Ott (California Dreams)
By Steve Rickinson, Mike Ott Interview, Thursday, March 9

(USA) LA TIMES – South by Southwest Film Festival brings together a heady blend of action, comedy and discovery
By Mark Olsen, Mention, Thursday, March 9

(USA) FILMMAKER MAGAZINE – Exclusive Clip: Mike Ott’s SXSW Comedy Doc, California Dreams
By Scott Macaulay, Exclusive Clip (#2), Thursday, March 9

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(ITALY) ROBERTO CIMATTI

(USA) THE AUSTIN CHRONICLE – California Dreams’ Postcards From the Edge
By Joe O’Connell, SXSW 2017 feature, Friday, March 10

(USA) SCREEN ANARCHY – SXSW 2017 Preview: The Documentaries
By Ryland Aldrich, SXSW 2017 preview, Thursday, March 9

(USA) DO512 – 10 Must-See Films of SXSW 2017
By Ryan Ricks, SXSW Top Ten List, Monday, March 6

(USA) HOUSTON FILM FANATICS – California Dreams
By Ray, Review: B, Saturday, March 4

(USA) HOLLYWOOD GLEE – The AFI FEST Interview: Director Mike Ott on CALIFORNIA DREAMS
By Larry Gleeson, Mike Ott Interview, Friday, March 3

(ITALY) LA REPUBBLICA – Il mito di Hollywood in “California Dreams”
By Giacomo Cosua, Mike Ott Interview, Thursday, March 2

(SPAIN) OTROS CINES EUROPA – 10 títulos imperdibles para la Berlinale más cinéfila
By Carlota Moseguí, Top 10 Films at Berlinale, Saturday, February 25

(GERMANY) JUGEND OHNE FILM – WdK Tag 4: “Unfertig/Unfinished” – Reaktionäre Träume: California Dreams von Mike Ott
By Viktor Sommerfeld, Review: Mixed, Monday, February 20

(GERMANY) CRITIC.DE – Freiheit und Konzentration: Berlinale Shorts 2017
By Nino Klingler, Mention, Monday, February 20

(GERMANY) WELTEXPRESS – Die „Woche der Kritik“ und die Preise des Verbandes der deutschen Filmkritik e.V.
By Lenina Sachs, Mention, Sunday, February 19

(UK) ID FILM – 2017: Viewing and Reading
By Michael Pattison, Review: 7/10, Saturday, February 18

(USA) AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE (BLOG) – The AFI FEST Interview: Director Mike Ott on CALIFORNIA DREAMS
By Staff, Mike Ott Interview, Friday, February 17

(USA) FANDOR – Berlinale 2017 Diary #8
By David Hudson, Berlinale 2017 Ranking: 9, Friday, February 17

(USA) MAKING A CINEPHILE – Berlin Critics’ Week Review: ‘California Dreams’ Is an Ambitious Blend of Documentary and Fiction
By Alex Arabian, Review: Positive, Friday, February 17

(USA) NONFICTIONFILM.COM – Photos from the 67th Berlin Film Festival
By Matthew Carey, Mention, Wednesday, February 15

(USA) FILMMAKER MAGAZINE – Trust Fund Kids in Hollywood: Mike Ott on California Dreams
By Giovanni Marchini Camia, Mike Ott Interview, Wednesday, February 15

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(GERMANY) WOCHE DER KRITIK – Blog #3/17 – This Hybrid Is Finished
By David Hudson, Review: Positive, Wednesday, February 15

(USA) AWARDS CIRCUIT – Berlin Critics’ Week Review: ‘California Dreams’ Is an Ambitious Blend of Documentary and Fiction
By Alex Arabian, Review: Positive (3 out of 4), Tuesday, February 14

(USA) ROGER EBERT – Berlin 2017: “The Dinner,” “Spoor,” “California Dreams”
By Michael Pattison, Review: Positive, Tuesday, February 14

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(USA) AMPLIFIED POST

(UK) SCREEN INTERNATIONAL – ‘California Dreams’: Berlin Review
By Sarah Ward, Review: Positive, Tuesday, February 14

(UK) THE GUARDIAN – California Dreams review: docu-drama crosses line between art and exploitation
By Ryan Gilbey, Review: Mixed (3 out of 5), February 13, 2017

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(UK) HNV NEWS
(USA) LONG ROOM

(USA) FILMMAKER MAGAZINE – Berlin Critic’s Notebook #1: somniloquies, El mar la mar, California Dreams
By Giovanni Marchini Camia, Feature: Positive, Monday, February 13

(USA) FANDOR – Berlinale 2017 Diary #4
By David Hudson, Review: Positive, Sunday, February 13

(UK) FILMUFORIA – California Dreams (2017) | Berlinale 2017
By Staff, Review: Positive (4 out of 5), Sunday, February 12

(USA) MOVIE REELIZATIONS – SXSW 2017 Film Line-Up
By Ben Glasthal, SXSW Lineup, Thursday, February 9

(GERMANY) JUNGLE WORLD – Eine Übersicht über die 67. Berlinale.
By Jürgen Kiontke, Berlin International Film Festival, Thursday, February 9

(USA) INDIEWIRE – Berlinale 2017: 8 Must-See Films At This Year’s Festival
By David Ehrlich, Eric Kohn, Kate Erbland, Included in top 8 films to see at the festival, Wednesday, February 8

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(USA) IMDB

(GERMANY) FREITAG – DAS MEINUNGSMEDIUM – Wann wird Kino politisch?
By Benjamin Zimmermann, Berlin International Film Festival, Wednesday, February 8

(GERMANY) TAZ.DE – Das ist ein ziemlicher Trip
By Carolin Weidner, Berlin International Film Festival, Wednesday, February 8

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(USA) GEEKS WORLDWIDE – SXSW Film Festival Lineup has been revealed!
By Vanessa, SXSW Lineup, Wednesday, February 8

(USA) VARIETY – Watch: Exclusive Clip of Doc-Comedy ‘California Dreams’
By Leo Barraclough, Feature, Tuesday, February 7

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(USA) IMDB
(USA) YAHOO! MOVIES

(FRANCE) FILMFESTIVALS.COM – Mike Ott’s California Dreams World premiering at Berlin Critics’ Week
By Staff, Feature, Tuesday, February 7

(USA) YOUR DAILY KARMA – Edgar Wright’s ‘Baby Driver’ Will Premiere at the 2017 SXSW Film Festival
By Theodore Petersen, SXSW Lineup, Thursday, February 2

(UK) THE INDEPENDENT – SXSW 2017 line-up: Our film picks and the list in full
By Christopher Hooton, SXSW Lineup, Wednesday, February 1

(USA) BOOM HOWDY – SXSW Film Festival Announces 2017 Features, Series, Events and More
By KC Canton, SXSW Lineup, Wednesday, February 1

(GERMANY) WOCHE DER KRITIK – Williams, Ott, Bonello, Makama und Feng: The first films of the 3rd Berlin Critics’ Week
By Staff, Berlin Critics’ Week, Tuesday, January 17