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51th Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Ross McElwee

McElwee’s films have been acclaimed internationally since « Sherman’s March », his 1986 autobiographical meditation on « love and nuclear preparedness, » winner of the Sundance Festival’s Grand Prize for Documentary. In his subsequent films he has continued to chronicle his own life in what The New York Times described as « brilliant, startlingly intimate documentaries. » He has been awarded Guggenheim and Rockefeller Fellowships and teaches film at Harvard University.