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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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Cast

 

Adrian McElwee ... Himself
Ross McElwee ... Himself

Directed by
Ross McElwee 
 
Writing credits
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Marie-Emmanuelle Hartness 
Ross McElwee 

Produced by
Eric Ellena .... co-executive producer
Marie-Emmanuelle Hartness .... executive producer
Ross McElwee .... executive producer
 
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Ross McElwee 
 
Film Editing by
Sabrina Zanella-Foresi 
 
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Manon Poudoulec .... assistant director
 
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Lionel Guenoun .... sound effects editor
Lionel Guenoun .... sound re-recording mixer
 
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Jim Le .... production assistant
 

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A critical message for Netflix subscribers, 21 May 2013
Author: The_late_Buddy_Ryan from UWS, NYC, USA

Now that McElwee's comic masterpiece, "Sherman's March," is available again on streaming Netflix, I'd definitely go for that one first if you haven't seen it. "Sherman" is a one-of-a-kind mockumentary (and not a documentary about Sherman or his march, btw, in the conventional, Ken Burns sense), and if it resonates with you at all, I suspect you'll be a fan for life. "Photographic Memory" is a watchable but distinctly lesser work—a modest, autumnal meditation on aging, parenting and memory. A brief prologue fills us in on McElwee's tense relationship with his talented but unfocused teenage son, Adrian, then, with the help of funding from a couple of regional film boards, McE returns to the little town in Brittany where, as a VW-bus-driving college dropout, he worked as an apprentice wedding photog in the early 70s. Suffice it to say that the trip is uneventful (Adrian refused to go along b/c it sounded too boring), and McElwee's deadpan patter isn't up to his usual standard. He does better in his native North Carolina, where he doesn't have to try to speak French. "Bright Leaves," a rambling but entertaining doc about the tobacco culture in NC, is also available on streaming.

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