Acclaimed filmmaker Alan Berliner chronicles the deeply personal story of his mother's first cousin--well-known poet/translator/professor Edwin Honig--on his journey into the depths of ... See full summary »
Rare16mm home movies from the 1920s through the 1950s, that weaves into a composite lifetime, passing through the celebrations and struggles from childhood to adulthood, from innocence to experience (In HD)
A commander receives a citation for an attack on Rommel's headquarters, which is actually undeserved as the commander is unfit for his job. On top of that, unbeknownst to him, his wife is having an affair with one of his officers.
Alan Berliner continues to make some of the most quirky, interesting and personal documentaries around, often bringing a great deal of humor to what could be over-serious material.
Here, he examines the meaning and value of one's own name, and the strange reality that almost all of us share our names, a key part of our sense of identity, with many others. As part of this exploration, Berliner invites all the "Alan Berliner"s he can find to a dinner, and ends up with 13 namesakes at one meal, including the French filmmaker Alain Berliner, who did the much acclaimed "Ma Vie En Rose", which the documentary film-maker got sick of being congratulated for. This is a fun film, but one that also provokes deeper thought about the meaning of names and identity.
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