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Time Indefinite (1993)

Forty year old documentary filmmaker Ross McElwee has a penchant for filming everything around him. Following the announcement of his impending marriage to his film-making partner Marilyn ... See full summary »

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Forty year old documentary filmmaker Ross McElwee has a penchant for filming everything around him. Following the announcement of his impending marriage to his film-making partner Marilyn Levine - marriage something that he and his family never thought would happen for him - McElwee turns on the camera to film life as it happens in respect to this new phase in his life. Both in real terms (as it applies to himself and those around him) and philosophical terms, McElwee discusses, through self-narration, life, death, love, family and babies. Written by Huggo

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Charleen Swansea: [laughing, about her ex-husband who committed suicide in a house fire] Now, he's become some stranger's basement.
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We'll Understand It Better Bye and Bye
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Insightful/Moving
11 December 2001 | by (L.A. CA) – See all my reviews

The "sequel" of sorts to McElwee's brilliant "Sherman's March" as he continues to film his life, only now things have really changed: he gets married and he has a son. All of this makes him question many things: his mortality, what is important, true love, fidelity, lineage and he does it brilliantly. I've always enjoyed the form of documentary filmmaking but so many of them are bad, sloppy and rambling, but somehow, McElwee's always seems to avoid that. This is a terrific film and something worth renting (especially if you are a newlywed or just had your first child).


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