Veteran character actor Rip Torn stars as l9th-century poet Walt Whitman in BEAUTIFUL DREAMERS, a charming tale of sympathy, understanding and friendship.
Set in Canada circa 1880, the story revolves around Dr. Maurice Bucke (Colm Feore), a young psychiatrist who seeks to change some of the barbaric methods used to treat patients at his asylum. After meeting the radical and outspoken American writer Whitman at a medical conference in Philadelphia,
Maurice decides Walt's philosophy of human compassion offers a new approach to treating the mentally ill.
As Maurice's consultant at the asylum in the town of London, Whitman is shocked to see patients strapped to ...