A Midsummer Night's Dream (2017 Film)
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A Midsummer Night's Dream 2017 Film
A Midsummer Night's Dream
A Midsummer Night's Dream 2017 poster.jpg
Directed byCasey Wilder Mott
Produced by
  • Fran Kranz
  • Douglas Matejka
  • Casey Wilder Mott
  • Joshua Skurla
Written byCasey Wilder Mott
Based onA Midsummer Night's Dream
by William Shakespeare
Music by
  • Mia Doi Todd
  • Saul Williams
CinematographyDaniel Katz
Edited by
  • Curtiss Clayton
  • Saul Herckis
  • Empyrean Pictures
  • 5B Productions
Distributed byBrainstorm Media
Release date
  • June 2017 (2017-06) (Los Angeles Film Festival)
  • July 13, 2018 (2018-07-13)
CountryUnited States

A Midsummer Night's Dream is a 2017 film adaptation of the play A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare. The film is a modern rendition that relocates the story from ancient Athens to present day Los Angeles.



The film was adapted for the screen and directed by Casey Wilder Mott. The production companies were 5B Productions and Empyrean Pictures.[1]

The film's original soundtrack, composed by Mia Doi Todd, features guest appearances by Tunde Adebimpe, Cut Chemist, Dntel, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Dungen, and others.[]

Release and reception

A Midsummer Night's Dream premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival in June 2017,[2] where it received positive reviews.[3][4][5]

The film was acquired for a theatrical release by Brainstorm Media[6] and played at Landmark Theatres and other venues nationwide in the summer of 2018.

The film received further critical acclaim[7][8][9] upon its theatrical opening. On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, it holds an approval rating of 77%, based on 13 reviews with an average rating of 6.4/10.[10]Metacritic gives the film a weighted average score of 70 out of 100, based on 7 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[11]


  1. ^ McNary, Dave (April 23, 2016). "'Midsummer Night's Dream' Movie Stars Rachael Leigh Cook, Paz De La Huerta". Variety. Penske Business Media. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ Erbland, Kate (May 9, 2017). "LAFF 2017 Announces Full Slate, Including Competition and Episodic Offerings". IndieWire. Penske Business Media. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ Gibson, Bradley (June 17, 2017). "A Midsummer Night's Dream". Film Threat. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ Linden, Sheri (June 17, 2017). "'A Midsummer Night's Dream': Film Review | LAFF 2017". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ Lynn, Debbie. "LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL 2017: MUST SEE FESTIVAL FILMS". Behind The Lens. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ Hipes, Patrick (December 1, 2017). "LA Film Festival Pic 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' Scores Brainstorm Media Deal". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Business Media. Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ Rechtshaffen, Michael (July 16, 2018). "Review: Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' charmingly recast in La La land". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2018.
  8. ^ Harvey, Dennis (July 13, 2018). "Film Review: 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'". Variety. Penske Business Media. Retrieved 2018.
  9. ^ Allen, Nick (July 13, 2018). "A Midsummer Night's Dream Movie Review (2018) | Roger Ebert". RogerEbert.com. Ebert Digital LLC. Retrieved 2018.
  10. ^ "A Midsummer Night's Dream (2018)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved 2018.
  11. ^ "A Midsummer Night's Dream (2018) Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2018.

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