Photographic Memory (2012)

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Filmmaker Ross McElwee finds himself in frequent conflict with his son, a defiant young adult who seems addicted to and distracted by the virtual worlds of the internet. To understand the growing distance between himself and his son, McElwee travels back to St. Quay-Portrieux in Brittany for the first time in decades to retrace his own journey into adulthood. He also hopes to track down his first employer, a photographer named Maurice, and Maud, a woman with whom he was romantically involved. … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
Directed By:
Written By: Ross McElwee, Marie-Emmanuelle Hartness
In Theaters:
Box Office: $7.7k
Runtime:
First Run Features - Official Site

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Filmmaker Ross McElee continues his obsessive self-reflection in this entertaining meditation on aging and memory.

Full Review… | October 15, 2012
Hollywood Reporter
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I would like to think that one day Adrian might look at this documentary and see it as a supreme act of paternal love.

Full Review… | October 12, 2012
Christian Science Monitor
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Utterly delightful.

Full Review… | October 12, 2012
New York Post
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The most vivid strand of "Photographic Memory" is Mr. McElwee's changing relationship with his son, Adrian, now in his 20s.

Full Review… | October 11, 2012
New York Times
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Some might characterize what filmmaker Ross McElwee does as navel-gazing. But in the hands of this veteran documentarian, that which might be self-indulgent egomania from a lesser artist is often the stuff of quiet revelation.

Full Review… | October 11, 2012
NPR
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Quietly devastating.

Full Review… | October 11, 2012
AV Club
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