How to Watch ‘In Restless Dreams: The Music of Paul Simon’ Documentary

In Restless Dreams: The Music of Paul Simon MGM+

Director Alex Gibney was granted unprecedented access to iconic singer-songwriter Paul Simon while the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer recorded his 15th solo album, 2023’s Seven Psalms, in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The two-part docuseries In Restless Dreams: The Music of Paul Simon (on MGM+ March 17 and 24 at 9pm ET/PT) juxtaposes the legendary artist’s present life and music with his long and storied career that began in the 1960s collaborating with friend Art Garfunkel.

The series features previously unseen footage from the recording of Simon & Garfunkel’s 1970 album Bridge Over Troubled Water and Simon’s 1986 solo record Graceland, which won the Grammy for Album of the Year.

Also included is rare video from Simon & Garfunkel’s 1981 reunion concert in Central Park and Simon’s 1991 Central Park performance in front of 750,000 people. Gibney also includes perspectives from jazz great Wynton Marsalis, Saturday Night Live’s Lorne Michaels (Simon appeared on SNL 14 times) and Simon’s wife, singer Edie Brickell.

Paul Simon’s Biggest Solo Hits

“Mother and Child Reunion” (1972)

“Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard” (1972)

“Kodachrome” (1973)

“Loves Me Like a Rock” (1973)

“Still Crazy After All These Years” (1975)

“50 Ways to Leave Your Lover” (1975)

“Slip Slidin’ Away” (1977)

“Graceland” (1986)

“Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes” (1986)

“You Can Call Me Al” (1986)

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