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Following Sean (2005)

Thirty years, three generations, and a lifetime later, award-winning filmmaker Ralph Arlyck returns to San Francisco in search of Sean, the boy who was the subject of his controversy-sparking 1969 documentary.

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Ralph Arlyck

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Ralph Arlyck

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Sean Farrell Sean Farrell ... Himself
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Thirty years, three generations, and a lifetime later, award-winning filmmaker Ralph Arlyck returns to San Francisco in search of Sean, the boy who was the subject of his controversy-sparking 1969 documentary.

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Never Die Young
Written by Lori McKenna
Performed by Lori McKenna, Richard Shindell, Kris Delmhorst, Brad Hatfield,
& Mike Rivard
From "Pieces of Me"
Courtesy of Signature Sounds Recordings
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Brilliant, complex, funny, sad, wonderful.
11 May 2006 | by raphaelrajendraSee all my reviews

I know we tend to rate most highly those movies we've seen most recently, but I cannot recommend _Following Sean_ too highly. Engaging, funny, brilliant, simultaneously comforting and uncomfortable, and observant, the movie asks us to confront our own lives' narratives; received wisdom about the 1960s and more recent American history; the meaning of adulthood, and a thousand other things. It made me think in a way films rarely can -- the way books more often can -- but couldn't possibly give me a headache. And as for technical elements, the editing and narration are perfect, and the granular texture of the film itself complements that of the families' stories. I actually loved _Following Sean_, and came to IMDb to look for information about whether it will ever be released as a DVD. (The message board says it'll be released as a DVD in Oct. 2006.) I rarely buy movies, but I'll buy this one.


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