We are delighted to welcome star Dalton Harris, director Kim Longinotto and Producer Lorine Plagnol for a post screening Q&A Moderated by Picturehouse’s Aleah Scott.

In 2018, a young musician from rural Jamaica called Dalton Harris became the first black man and foreigner to win the UK X-Factor and, with it, a lucrative record deal that promised to transform his life. Filmed over 4 years, this coming-of-age documentary follows Dalton as he struggles for fame, love and acceptance whilst battling dangerous allegations about his sexuality and spiraling mental health.

Charting an extraordinary rise, the film follows Dalton's new life in London. The film explores the challenges he faces after his single fails to make the top 40, the constant homophobic death threats he receives because of assumptions of his sexuality and the added stress of trying to keep his career afloat in a foreign country where all friends and family are out of reach.

Gradually, Dalton starts to write more personal, revealing lyrics and becomes more open about his ongoing battle with his mental health. He tries to come to terms with his difficult upbringing and the fear and shame he experienced growing up in a very homophobic atmosphere in Jamaica.

Dalton’s Dream is a coming-of-age film about a young man’s search for love and acceptance. It shows his determination to fight on despite the great prejudice he faces every day. It is an inspirational story and a celebration of musical excellence.

By highlighting Dalton’s resilience and his journey of self-discovery, this film aims to offer hope and encouragement to people who may be facing similar challenges.

  • Director :
  • Kim Longinotto, Franky Murray Brown
  • Starring :
  • Dalton Harris
  • Release Date :
  • 27 Feb 2024
  • Certificate :
  • TBC
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