Tom Shadyac—director of huge blockbuster comedies, such as Ace Ventura, The Nutty Professor and Bruce Almighty, and a longtime friend to Mountainfilm—presents an autobiographical documentary that addresses how, despite his professional achievements and financial success, he felt unfulfilled. I Am, which is premiering here at Mountainfilm, is both an introspective journey about happiness and a larger commentary on the American Dream, questioning why we’re more prosperous today, yet apparently less happy than ever. Tom interviews many wise men and women who bolster his cogent argument: If we are able to question our culture of consumption and find a new paradigm of connectedness and kindness, we will be truly richer for it.
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