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.

Filmography

  • Space Coast
    1979
  • Charleen
    1980
  • Resident Exile
    1981
  • Backyard
    1984
  • Sherman's March
    1986
  • Something to Do with the Wall
    1990
  • Time Indefinite
    1993
  • Six O'Clock News
    1997
  • Bright Leaves
    2003
  • In Paraguay
    2008
  • Photographic Memory
    2011

Doc Alliance Members

Doc Alliance is a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.