Thursday, December 17, 2015

Sherman's March (1986)

First Run Features
Directed by Ross McElwee
My rating: 3.5 stars out of 4
(DVD, First Run Features)

Filmmaker Ross McElwee sets out to make a documentary about Sherman's March to the Sea, but instead ruminates on his recent loss of a girlfriend and uses the opportunity to meet women. With the camera on his shoulder, he obsessively films every detail of his encounters. Through sheer volume, the film is nearly 2 and half hours long, interesting things will happen. McElwee's dry humor  and eye of for the absurd make it more than watchable, in fact these people have a way of staying with you long afterwards.

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