How to watch 'In Restless Dreams: The Music of Paul Simon' online — stream two-partner now

Paul Simon performing live on stage in a scene from new documentary biopic 'In Restless Dreams: The Music of Paul Simon'
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Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney takes us on a journey through Paul Simon’s decades-long career, from his early success with Simon and Garfunkel to his Grammy-winning solo album “Graceland”. You can watch "In Restless Dreams: The Music of Paul Simon" – a two-part doc – from from anywhere with a VPN.

Stream 'In Restless Dreams: The Music of Paul Simon' online

'In Restless Dreams: The Music of Paul Simon' premiered on Sunday, March 17 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
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Prolific documentarian Gibney, best known for "Going Clear" and "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room," brings a keen eye to this account of singer-songwriter Simon, famous for hits such as “Mrs. Robinson,” “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover,” and “You Can Call Me Al”.

The two-part docuseries captured the now 82-year-old at work on his 15th solo album while simultaneously casting an eye over his illustrious career, including his upbringing in Queens, N.Y. and his short-lived marriage to Carrie Fisher.

Fans of the “Graceland” singer were also treated to rare footage of the recording of “Bridge Over Troubled Water”; previously unseen, 16mm dailies from the making of 1969’s “Songs of America”; and video from 1991’s Central Park concert.

Hailed as “fascinating" by The Hollywood Reporter, we explain below how to watch “In Restless Dreams: The Music of Paul Simon” online, for free and from anywhere.

Watch ‘In Restless Dreams: The Music of Paul Simon’ online from anywhere

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How to watch ‘In Restless Dreams: The Music of Paul Simon’ online in the U.S.

“In Restless Dreams: The Music of Paul Simon” premiered on Sunday, March 17 at 9 p.m. ET/PT exclusive to MGM Plus with the second episode airing the following Sunday. Both are now available to stream. 

For those without cable, online streaming service MGM Plus costs $6.99 a month or $58.99 annually. But new subscribers are entitled to a 7-day FREE trial. Episodes will be available to stream online the same day they receive their linear TV broadcast.

The streaming service is also available through multiple live TV streaming services, either included with a monthly subscription plan or as an add-on service that incurs an extra charge.

For example, it’s available through Amazon Channels to those with an Amazon Prime subscription (at a monthly cost of $14.99 for Amazon Prime and $6.99 for MGM Plus – after your free trial for both services). MGM Plus can also be accessed through Sling TV, Fubo, YouTube TV, Philo and DirecTV Stream.

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Both services are available on most, if not all, of the best streaming devices.

Watch ‘In Restless Dreams: The Music of Paul Simon’ online in Canada

Canadians can watch "In Restless Dreams: The Music of Paul Simon" on Crave. In line with the U.S. debut, part one of the docuseries landed on Sunday, March 17 and with the second and final part being added on Sunday, March 24, meaning both episodes are available now. 

Crave subscriptions start at $9.99 per month for its Basic plan (720p video, includes ads) all the way up to $22/month for Premium (ad-free, 4K, downloadable shows).

Americans out of the country won’t be able to connect to their MGM Plus account in Canada. The solution? Download a VPN watch your home streaming service from anywhere.

Can I watch ‘In Restless Dreams: The Music of Paul Simon’ online in the U.K.?

Alex Gibney's documentary about the life of music legend Paul Simon doesn’t have a home in the U.K. yet.

Traveling away from home? With a VPN you can connect to your usual streaming service and watch from anywhere.

Can I watch ‘In Restless Dreams’ in Australia?

There’s been no announcement that “In Restless Dreams: The Music of Paul Simon” has been picked up for streaming in Australia. Until then, Simon fans are left with the sound… of silence.

American abroad? You can still watch “In Restless Dreams", via MGM Plus with a VPN. It’s a handy piece of software that unblocked country-specific streaming services, so you can watch them as you would at home.

'Restless Dreams' FAQ

Who features in ‘In Restless Dreams’?

There's more than a few famous faces from the world of music but we won't spoil them all. But we will say that jazz great Wynton Marsalis, Saturday Night Live’s Lorne Michaels, and singer Edie Brickell, Simon’s wife, all make appearances in the documentary.

How many episodes of ‘In Restless Dreams’ are there?

“In Restless Dreams: The Music of Paul Simon” is a two-part docuseries and each episode runs to just under 2 hours long.

Can I watch ‘In Restless Dreams: The Music of Paul Simon’ for free?

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Daniel Pateman

Daniel Pateman has been a freelance writer since 2018. He currently works across a range of brands including TechRadar, T3, GamesRadar, What Hi-Fi? and CinemaBlend, where he regularly pens How To Watch articles about where our readers can stream the latest new movies and TV shows, as well as producing detailed guides on the best streaming services, from Disney Plus to Netflix. He received a first-class degree in Humanities and Media in 2013 from Birkbeck University and later an MA in Contemporary Literature and Culture. In addition to his work for Future's websites, Daniel writes across the broad spectrum of arts topics – including photography, sculpture, painting, film – and has been published in The Brooklyn Rail and Eyeline magazine, among others.