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 »
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Ross McElwee Jr.
Masterpiece of sound, gives real insight into relationship
This has to be one of my favorite documentaries. Berliner's use of sound is unparalleled, and the structure of this film is full of humor and insight into the complicated father-son relationship. It's a very witty, well-made documentary, and I highly recommend it.
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