7.1/10
752
15 user 17 critic

Following Sean (2005)

Unrated | | Documentary | 13 January 2006 (USA)
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.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Now

From $4.99 (SD) on Prime Video

ON DISC
3 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Documentary filmmaker Doug Block had every reason to believe his parents' 54-year marriage was a good one. But when his mother dies unexpectedly and his father swiftly marries his former ... See full summary »

Director: Doug Block
Stars: Carol Block, Doug Block, Ellen Block
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Jim Jones wasn't the only one responsible for the mass suicide. Blame the woman he loved, used and abused along the way. Everything about him was fake, even the "miracles" performed. Now ... See full summary »

Stars: Hue Fortson Jr., Jim Jones, Marceline Jones
Girl 27 (2007)
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The reclusive Patricia Douglas comes out of hiding to discuss the 1937 MGM scandal, in which the powerful film studio tricked her and over 100 other underage girls into attending a stag party, where she was raped.

Director: David Stenn
Stars: Patricia Douglas, Baby Peggy, Richard Bann
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Two individuals, Jeff and Kelly, claim to be in love with the 80's pop singer Tiffany.

Director: Sean Donnelly
Stars: Kelly McCormick, Tiffany, Jeff Turner
The Boys of St. Vincent (TV Movie 1992)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The true story of boys being sexually abused at their orphanage ran by a religious community in Newfoundland.

Director: John N. Smith
Stars: Henry Czerny, Johnny Morina, Brian Dooley
An Open Secret I (2014)
Documentary | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

An investigation into accusations of teenagers being sexually abused within the film industry.

Director: Amy Berg
Stars: Evan Henzi, Michael Egan III, Mark Ryan
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Summertime. A cruising spot for men, tucked away on the shores of a lake. Franck falls in love with Michel, an attractive, potent and lethally dangerous man. Franck knows this but wants to live out his passion anyway.

Director: Alain Guiraudie
Stars: Pierre Deladonchamps, Christophe Paou, Patrick d'Assumçao
Comedy | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A brother and sister return to their family home in search of their world famous parents who have disappeared.

Director: Jason Bateman
Stars: Jason Bateman, Nicole Kidman, Kathryn Hahn
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A single mother's life is thrown into turmoil after her struggling, rarely seen younger brother returns to town.

Director: Kenneth Lonergan
Stars: Laura Linney, Matthew Broderick, Amy Ryan
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A look at a few chapters in the life of Poppy, a cheery, colorful, North London schoolteacher whose optimism tends to exasperate those around her.

Director: Mike Leigh
Stars: Sally Hawkins, Alexis Zegerman, Samuel Roukin
Voyeur II (2017)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Journalism icon Gay Talese reports on Gerald Foos, the owner of a Colorado motel, who allegedly secretly watched his guests with the aid of specially designed ceiling vents, peering down from an "observation platform" he built in the motel's attic.

Directors: Myles Kane, Josh Koury
Stars: Edward Akrout, Gerald Foos, Sacha Storto
Sean (1970)
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The director interviews a 4 year old kid living with parents in Haight-Ashbury in the 60's.

Director: Ralph Arlyck
Stars: Ralph Arlyck, Sean Farrell
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Ralph Arlyck ...
Narrator (voice)
Sean Farrell ...
Himself
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

character name in title | See All (1) »

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

Unrated

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

13 January 2006 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Features Sean (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

The Well-Tempered Clavier
(Book 1, Prelude 1 in C Major)
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by Diana Arlyck
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Compelling and Delightful!
17 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

I saw _Following Sean_ this week in Paris with a friend who lived in San Francisco during the 60s, and we both loved the film. The documentarian's work is prodigious -- we were constantly amazed by the continuous progression of time: just when we thought we'd seen the latest of Sean and his family, another, more recent, slice of their lives emerged on screen. The documentarian wove the story of his own family into the film, and while at first I found the digressions slightly annoying (Sean and his family are so compelling that one wants to see more of them), at the end I decided his decision was correct, and that the study of three generations of his own family deepened the impact of the film.

I highly recommend this documentary to anyone interested in sociology, social psychology (especially concerning the effects of 60's freedom-loving childraising on their children), McCarthyism, the effects of aging, and in general the history of the United States over the last 50 years. Anyone who lived in Berkeley or San Francisco in the 60s or 70s will be fascinated! I was shocked to realize that _Following Sean_ has, apparently, not been screened yet in the Untied States. A distributor must be found!


16 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 15 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Rent or Buy Popular Movies With Prime Video

Explore popular movies available to rent or buy on Prime Video.

Visit Prime Video to explore more titles