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Ross McElwee- Finding the heroism in everyday life

Ross McElwee- Finding the heroism in everyday life

McElwee was a pioneer in the now-ubiquitous personal documentary. Each of his films chronicles a chapter in his life. This evening we were treated to two rarely seen early shorts, Charleen and Backyard, that solidified his style for his (truly essential) first feature, Sherman’s March: A Meditation on the Possibility of Romantic Love In the South During an Era of Nuclear Weapons Proliferation (1986) and his subsequent (really fantastic) body of work.

02-02-10: Ross McElwee at the Stranger Than Fiction documentary series @ the IFC Center

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