Ross McElwee, 16mm film, 117 mins. (1993)
Autobiographical filmmaker Ross McElwee continues his obsessive personal investigation of his own life, focusing on real people and their recollections of the past.
The film begins with the filmmaker’s engagement, and includes notable sequences in which his old friends provide spontaneous, humorous, and poignant advice about marriage.
A personal and self-reflective travelogue, this film celebrates love, matrimony, death, birth, disappointment, and hope; a cinematic transposition of everyday life through a selection of authentic events raised to the level of cinematic art by the filmmaker’s sense of observation, and his courage to expose the most intimate emotions.
Distributed by First Run Features, New York.