Re: Examples of personal documentaries

From: Ken Bawcom (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Jan 30 2007 - 00:20:42 PST

Quoting scott nyerges <email suppressed>:

> Hi all:
> I'm seeking recommendations for examples of personal documentaries,
> especially those that employ experimental filmmaking techniques, for
> some inspiration on a project of my own. Titles that I might be able
> to find via Netflix or at an institution like the Donnell Media
> Center in NYC, would be especially appreciated.

A few that you might be able to find, some from Netflix, Facets, etc.:

I Have No Memory of My Direction by Midi Onodera
States of Unbelonging by Lynne Sachs
My Babushka by Barbara Hammer
The Magical Life of Long Tack Sam by Ann Marie Fleming
Sherman's March, and anything else, by Ross McElwee

Mark Street, Robb Moss, lots of people make excellent personal docs. I
consider it a genre unto itself, after seeing many, many entered in the
Ann Arbor Film Festival over the years. Apologies to the many that
didn't come off the top of my head.

Ken B.

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