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Filmmaker Ross McElwee (Sherman's March, Bright Leaves) finds himself in frequent conflict with his son... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Adrian McElwee ... Himself
Ross McElwee ... Himself

Directed by
Ross McElwee 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Marie-Emmanuelle Hartness 
Ross McElwee 

Produced by
Eric Ellena .... co-executive producer
Marie-Emmanuelle Hartness .... executive producer
Ross McElwee .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Ross McElwee 
Film Editing by
Sabrina Zanella-Foresi 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Manon Poudoulec .... assistant director
Sound Department
Lionel Guenoun .... sound effects editor
Lionel Guenoun .... sound re-recording mixer
Other crew
Jim Le .... production assistant

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87 min

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Ross McElwee:A young child - the one you loved so much - is still contained in the obnoxious teenager. And as a parent you never forget that. This is what keeps parents from positively strangling their teenagers. I mean, teenagers don't even realize how much they're protected by a smaller version of themselves, which rises up to defend them.See more »


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Father & Son, 26 May 2013
Author: shark-43 from L.A. CA

I am a big fan of Ross McElwee's work - SHERMAN'S MARCH is brilliant and I've seen & enjoyed all of his other documentaries. While recently sick & laid up in bed, I was thrilled to discover this on Netflix. While I enjoyed it, the film is so slight, so scattered that in the long run one feels like "meh". I know his son is 21 and that is a tough age but Adrian comes off rather spoiled and in fact, I couldn't help but feel that the main reason Ross went back to France was to just get away from his surly,pampered texting son. There are nice moments about memory & youth & getting old but this is definitely the weakest entry in his body of work. (Just play Cat Stevens' Father & Son instead).....

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