LEWISTON — Community Concepts will host a preview screening of the film “Dream On” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, at the Dolard and Priscilla Gendron Franco Center.

The film features political comedian John Fugelsang as he retraces the journey of Alexis de Tocqueville, whose study of the U.S. in 1831 came to define America as a place where anyone could climb the ladder of economic opportunity.

Following in de Tocqueville’s footsteps, Fugelsang speaks with fast-food workers, retirees, prisoners, entrepreneurs, undocumented immigrants and community organizers about their hopes, dreams and daily struggles.

The film explores whether the optimistic spirit of the American Dream that Tocqueville observed is alive and well in the 21st century, or whether George Carlin was right when he famously quipped, “It’s called the American Dream because you have to be asleep to believe it.”

The event is free, but preregistration is requested at www.community-concepts.org.


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