Scorched Earth & Bright Leaves: Ross McElwee's Meditations on the Possibility of Documentary Filmmaking
Ross McElwee
Beth Gilligan~Not Coming to a Theater Near You
With a camera on his shoulder and a microphone attached to his hip, a young filmmaker named Ross McElwee set out to chronicle the life of one of the towering figures of American history, Union Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman. Sherman’s story is one of astonishing success and breathtaking failure, of victory and loss, of one man’s strength becoming his ultimate weakness. It is an epic tale, full of the sorts of contradictions and convolutions historians and filmmakers love.
Read »
Don't miss the upcoming Documentary Issue of Stop Smiling.