Dalton's Dream

Kim Longinotto

Kim Longinotto


Franky Murray Brown

Franky Murray Brown



United Kingdom


Feature film




1 h 30 mins




Black, Family, Gay, Music

Singer Dalton Harris’s dreams came true when he won The X Factor in the UK in 2018. But the joy of winning was mixed with pain when people back home in Jamaica threatened boycotts and violence against him, perceiving Dalton to be gay after seeing a photo of him sitting on a man’s lap. This compelling and honest documentary by acclaimed director Kim Longinotto and newcomer Franky Murray Brown looks at a talented artist working to overcome a childhood filled with poverty and violence and find success in the face of mental health challenges, amidst the struggle to be open about his sexuality.

This film contains discussions around homophobia.

Canadian Premiere

May 25, 2024 4:00 pm
TIFF Lightbox 2
350 King Street West
Toronto ON

Digital Screening Available May 26

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