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Ross McElwee

United States

Biography

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.


Filmography:
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)

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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.

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