Filmmaker Ross McElwee finds himself in frequent conflict with his son, a young adult who seems addicted to and distracted by the virtual worlds of the internet. To understand his fractured love for his son, McElwee travels back to St. Quay-Portrieux in Brittany for the first time in decades to retrace his own journey into adulthood. A meditation on the passing of time, the praxis of photography and film, and the digital versus analog divide.
||October 12th, 2012 (Limited) by First Run Features|
||Delayed Adulthood, Coming of Age, Voiceover/Narration, Directing Yourself, Internet, Addiction, Cinema Verite, Generational Conflict, Dysfunctional Family, Amatuer Filmmakers, Skiing, Narcotics|
|Source:||Based on Real Life Events|
|Production Method:||Live Action|
It's a busy week, not only in terms of big selling DVDs and Blu-ray, but also in terms of quality. Skyfall will be the best-selling DVD and Blu-ray of the week, plus it is a contender for Pick of the Week. It is not the only contender, as The Perks of Being a Wallflower (DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack); The Sessions (DVD or Blu-ray); Bully (DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack); Nurse Jackie: Season Four (DVD or Blu-ray) and The Thieves (DVD or Blu-ray) were all contenders. In the end, I went with Skyfall, but it was close.
Photographic Memory is the latest documentary made by Ross McElwee, whose previous documentaries include Bright Leaves and Sherman's March, both of which did well during Awards Season. This film opened last October and earned near perfect reviews, but went nowhere at the box office. Does it deserve to find a bigger audience on the home market? Or is it just too limited in scope to find a wider audience?
There was only one film to crack the $10,000 mark on this week's Per Theater Chart. Middle Of Nowhere managed that feat with $68,000 in six theaters for an average of $11,318. Simon and the Oaks came very close with $9,963 in its one theater.
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