Saturday, July 18, 2009

Ross McElwee's Sherman's March: Meet Claudia

This has to got to be my favorite film. Its subtitle is
A Meditation on the Possibilty of Love in the South During an Era of Nuclear Proliferation.
It is beautifully filmed, quixotic, and funny.


Glimmer said...

I loved this film too. The premise was universal -- who wouldn't want to check out old crushes. Throw in some magnetic history we all love (or hate). And he was so successful in getting people to be candid. His sister, for instance, telling him what was wrong with his love life and that he needed to tidy up a bit.

I also remember one segment that was particularly painful to watch: his father watching television while eating dinner on a TV tray, refusing to turn down the sound while his son tried to talk to him.

Thanks for reminding me about this one. Time to watch it again.

Barry Stone said...

Thanks for stopping by!

I particularly identify feeling at once alienated from a culture where you feel most at home.

I also enjoyed the scene in the church break room where a complicated diagram of heaven and hell is being discussed when all the sudden a crazed Easter bunny saunters by.