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Sherman’s March

Film Information

Exhibition Title Sherman’s March
Original Title Sherman’s March
English Title Sherman’s March
Director Ross McElwee
Year 1986
Format 16 mm
Colour Color
Duration 157'
  • Intérpretes / Cast: Ross McElwee, Dede McElwee, Ross McElwee Jr., Patricia Rendleman, Ann McElwee
  • Dirección / Director: Ross McElwee
  • Guión / Scriptwriter: Ross McElwee
  • Fotografía / Cinematography: Ross McElwee
  • Edición / Editing: Ross McElwee
  • Producción / Producer: Ross McElwee
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“You should use the camera as a way to meet women”. What begins as an attempt to retrace the path taken by General Sherman and his Union soldiers in their devastating sweep through the secessionist South, becomes, in the words of McElwee’s sister, a brokenhearted filmmaker’s clumsy chivalrous quest to find love. Or, as the subtitle of his film reads, “A Meditation On the Possibility of Romantic Love In the South During an Era of Nuclear Weapons Proliferation”. In his most celebrated film, McElwee points up the paradox of the inquisitive documentarian: He’s gotten scalded by life, his lover left him, and so he retreats into the mollusk shell of his camera and pokes his head out now and then. The winner of the Sundance Grand Jury Prize, lauded by J. Hoberman as “the funniest road film since Lost in America”.


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