"Are we sleep-walking through our waking state or wake- walking through our dreams"?
Director Richard Linklater (Slacker, Dazed and Confused) gives us the story of a man (voice of Wiley Wiggins) who is trying very hard to understand what separates dreams from reality.
As he wanders the world, everybody he meets engages him in an existential discussion; sometimes he responds, sometimes he just listens. And though they are all approaching life from different angles - sociological, religious, scientific, artistic - could it be that they are all trying to tell him the samething?
We see the world through his eyes as he wanders... realism and fantasy meld as he wanders this waking dreamscape. Sometimes we see him wake up in bed and start a new day... but is that all just part of his dream?
Shot with real actors and then drawn over with various animation styles ranging from realist to expressionist, WAKING LIFE is an extraordinary and unique vision.