Nov 02 - Nov 08, 2012
(Ross McElwee, USA 2011, Blu-ray, 87 min)
Filmmaker Ross McElwee (Sherman’s March, Bright Leaves) finds himself in frequent conflict with his son, a young adult seemingly addicted to and distracted by the virtual worlds of the internet. In an attempt to understand and connect, McElwee travels back to St. Quay-Portrieux in Brittany for the first time in decades to retrace his own journey into adulthood. He also hopes to track down his former employer, a fascinating Frenchman named Maurice, and Maud, a woman with whom he was romantically involved during that spring 38 years ago. Photographic Memory is a meditation on the passing of time, the praxis of photography and film, and the fractured love of a father for his son.