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
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Everyone in Key West seems to have a parrot, and many of the parrots talk. It occurs to me that if I'm so determined to discuss death, maybe I should stop badgering people and interview a parrot instead.
"We'll Understand It Better Bye and Bye"
Performed by Sweet Honey in the Rock
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