Ross McElwee

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Ross McElwee is an American documentary filmmaker and cinematographer, and Harvard professor, known for his autobiographical films about his family and personal life, usually interwoven with an episodic journey of some sort. McElwee is a 1971 graduate of Brown University, and received his MS from MIT in 1977. He received the Career Award at the 2007 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.

Most Popular Ross McElwee Trailers

Total trailers found: 14

68 Albany Street Trailer (1976)

01 January 1976

Early documentary short by Ross McElwee. 16mm; color; sound.

Sherman's March Trailer (1985)

13 November 1985

Ross McElwee sets out to make a documentary about the lingering effects of General Sherman's march of destruction through the South during the Civil War, but is continually sidetracked by women who come and go in his life, his recurring dreams of nuclear holocaust, and Burt Reynolds.

Energy War Trailer (1977)

01 January 1977

Documentary feature. 16mm; color; sound.

Photographic Memory Trailer (2011)

04 September 2011

Distressed over his teenaged son's addiction to the Internet and fearful that the developing boy has grown detached from the real world, documentary filmmaker Ross McElwee takes a journey back into his own adolescence by returning to St.

Backyard Trailer (1984)

01 January 1984

Documentary film maker Ross McElwee returns to his family home in Charlotte NC. In filming his family, he captures a microcosm of Southern society.

In Paraguay Trailer (2008)

01 September 2008

Documentary film by Ross McElwee.

Bright Leaves Trailer (2004)

28 April 2004

McElwee family legend has it that the Hollywood melodrama "Bright Leaf" starring Gary Cooper as a 19th century tobacco grower, is based on filmmaker Ross McElwee's great-grandfather, who created the Bull Durham brand.

Six O'Clock News Trailer (1997)

20 January 1997

Filmmaker Ross McElwee trails characters whose stories have been fodder for television news and takes their tales of loss and longing further than the requisite sound bite.

Space Coast Trailer (1979)

10 March 1979

Focusing on three residents of Cape Canaveral, Florida this film puts forward the thesis that a decline in NASA's space program after the moon landings has left the local community impoverished.

Something to Do with the Wall Trailer (1991)

03 April 1991

In 1986, Ross McElwee (Sherman's March) and Marilyn Levine were making a film about the 25th anniversary of the Berlin Wall, when the imposing structure was still very much intact as the world’s most visible symbol of hardline Communism and Cold War lore.

Charleen or How Long Has This Been Going On? Trailer (1980)

01 January 1980

In Charleen, documentarian Ross McElwee looks at the life of a North Carolina poet and teacher who acts as a muse to a motley crew of artists and musicians.

20,000 Missing Persons Trailer (1974)

01 January 1974

Early documentary short by Ross McElwee. 16mm; color; sound.

Time Indefinite Trailer (1993)

12 May 1993

After documentarian Ross McElwee gets married, a series of misfortunes follow: his grandmother dies, his wife miscarries, and then his father dies less than a week later.

Resident Exile Trailer (1981)

11 March 1981

This short film, made with my friends and filmmaking partners, Michel Negroponte and Alex Anthony, was commissioned by PBS's innovative TV Lab in 1980.