Tag: ross mcelwee

BIG SHOT: Sherman’s March

In Sherman’s March, Ross McElwee and his camera barrel through the South on a tour-de-force of twenty-something self-doubt and heartbreak. Such navel-gazing terrain is not my usual purview, as it’s rare that self-indulgence pays off as much for the viewer as it does for the filmmaker. It’s supposed allow for easy alignment between the film...

BIG SHOT: Sherman’s March

In Sherman’s March, Ross McElwee and his camera barrel through the South on a tour-de-force of twenty-something self-doubt and heartbreak. Such navel-gazing terrain is not my usual purview, as it’s rare that self-indulgence pays off as much for the viewer as it does for the filmmaker. It’s supposed allow for easy alignment between the film...

Sherman’s March: The Unsinkable Charleen

Of all the women in Ross McElwee’s Sherman’s March – and there are a LOT of women in Sherman’s March, all of them memorable – there is one who gets a different kind of attention. Charleen Swansea is one of the very few subjects in McElwee’s film who is not the object of a sexual or romantic lens....