Ross McElwee, U.S., 2011, 87 min., English & French
Saturday, Nov. 17, 6:30 p.m., Webster U./Moore
Legendary personal documentarian Ross McElwee ("Sherman's March," "Bright Leaves") finds himself in frequent conflict with Adrian, his young-adult son who seems addicted to and distracted by the virtual worlds of the Internet. Hoping to find a means of reconnecting with the uncommunicative Adrian, McElwee decides to revisit his youth, traveling back to St. Quay-Portrieux in Brittany for the first time in decades to retrace his own journey into adulthood. But in setting off in search of a photographic mentor and a former lover, McElwee makes some unexpected discoveries. Variety writes: "With droll wit and fearless instinct for turning an unblinking lens on his life's minutiae, Ross McElwee continues his Socratic mandate of living a fully examined life with the assured and insightful 'Photographic Memory' in which the inevitable sojourn into his past once again helps him understand the present and brace for the future."
With director/subject McElwee, the Maysles Brothers Lifetime Achievement Award in Documentary honoree.
Webster University/Moore Auditorium (View)
470 East Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63119