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Ross McElwee

United States


Ross McElwee is an American documentary filmmaker known for his autobiographical films about his family and personal life, usually interwoven with an episodic journey that intersects with larger political or philosophical issues. Cultural aspects of his Southern upbringing are present in his humorous and often self-deprecating films. He received the Career Award at the 2007 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.

Space Coast (1979) co-director Michel Negroponte
Charleen (1980)
Resident Exile (1981) co-director Alex Anthony and Michel Negroponte
Backyard (1984)
Sherman's March (1986)
Something to Do with the Wall (1990) co-director Marilyn Levine
Time Indefinite (1993)
Six O'Clock News (1997)
Bright Leaves (2003)
In Paraguay (2008)
Photographic Memory (2011)


This is Life

This is Life (Orig.) / 2014 / Switzerland / 4 min

A short film by Ross McElwee, who gave a masterclass at Visions du Réel in 2014.



Unique films at FAMUFEST

Unique films at FAMUFEST

The 33rd edition of FAMUFEST, a competition display of films made by students of Prague’s FAMU, will be held on November 23 to 27 at Prague’s Letná District. Like in the past year, it will take place at Bio Oko, plus at the new venues of Studio Hrdinů and Café Jedna.

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- 22.11.2016 -

Cosmopolitan DOK Leipzig

Cosmopolitan DOK Leipzig

Each edition of this festival is great; and even if it may seem impossible, even better than the past one.

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- 7.11.2016 -

20th Jihlava IDFF is worth visiting

20th Jihlava IDFF is worth visiting

From October 25 to 30, the 20th edition of the largest celebration of documentary film in Central and Eastern Europe is held in Jihlava, Czech Republic. Until November 6, the festival continues online at DAFilms.com.

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- 24.10.2016 -

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