Films By Ross McElwee

Bright Leaves USA'Idiosyncratic, funny and genuine, Bright Leaves is a little gem.' -screen International Ross McElwee is best known for his 1986 documentary, Sherman's March, which inaugurated its own genre by combining autobiography, ruminations on social issues and reflections on filmmaking. McElwee revisits this style, with a heady combination of social satire, home movies and contemplations o... Read more
Subtitled "A meditation on the possibility of romantic love in the South during an era of nuclear weapons proliferation also a comedy". ... A cinema verite style road movie in which the filmmaker attempts to retrace the route taken through the South by General Sherman during the Civil War. ... Along the way the audience is treated to a series of charming and seemingly irrelevant vignettes of south... Read more
Ross McElwee's earlier film, Sherman's March, delighted MIFF audiences with its witty, charming and wonderfully eclectic insights into the heartland of America and his dreams of finding the perfect soulmate. Now McElwee takes up his camera where he left off with this addition to his entertaining personal diary filmmaking style. ... Having decided to marry, he is faced with the advice (mostly unwan... Read more
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