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Jennifer Merin

Review: Ross McElwee's 'Photographic Memory'

By October 8, 2012

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Filmmaker Ross McElwee's concerns about his troubled relationship with his teenage son prompt him to revisit his own coming of age experiences, so that he may better understand the angst and alienation expressed by young Adrian's behavior. McElwee's search takes him to France, where he had his first job as a photographer and fell in love for the first time.

The intimate autobiographical documentary is beautiful and affecting, as it connects past and present.

Opening theatrically on October 12. Read my full review

(PHOTO: Adrian McElwee being filmed by his father, Ross McElwee, in 'Photographic Memory.' Courtesy Ross McElwee.)

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