program

FILME

Sherman's March

Marșul lui Sherman

67 films in 10 categories
Ross McElwee
USA
155'


1986
Photo Film

V.O.

English

subtitles

Romanian

producer

Ross McElwee

Original Title

Tickets

Sherman's March

CATEGORY

RETROSPECTIVE ROSS MCELWEE

synopsis

At the beginning of "Sherman's March," we are made to understand that McElwee had originally planned to make a film about the aftermath, still felt in the American South, of the ''total warfare'' waged by the Confederate General Sherman during the American Civil War. But just before filming is about to start, McElwee’s girlfriend ends their relationship. He is 33, still not married, and in limbo. His older sister is very critical about his scraggy appearance and laid-back lifestyle. She wonders if he will ever get himself together. Feeling pressured by both her and by their parents, McElwee shifts his focus to finding a “nice Southern girl.” The attention of the women he meets feeds his own self-doubt and strikes him with a level of anxiety that is equaled only by the threat of nuclear war. All the while, McElwee’s apparently aimless exploration of the South delivers insights into his complex relationship with his native land - a dynamic he compares to that of Sherman’s with his own home, whose love for the Southern States did nothing to prevent him from being deeply hated there. (by Vanina Vignal)

awards and festivals

Cinema Eye Honors Awards 2010 - Legacy Award / National Film Preservation Board, USA 2000 - Selected for Preservation in the U.S. National Film Registry / Sundance Film Festival 1987 - Grand Jury Prize

POSTER

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The festival was created in 2008 by the: Czech Center Bucharest

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