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Aro Recommended Six O'Clock News


USA 1997, 102 minutes
Dir. Ross McElwee
Rating: [Exempt]
Genres: Documentary

Topics: Media.


Aroview: An interesting chapter in the unfolding saga of dir. Ross McElwee's (SHERMAN'S MARCH) autobiographical filmmaking, here centering on his new obsession: natural disasters and what happens after the media cameras stop rolling.

Fascinated with the cracks in peoples' veneer of normality, McElwee approaches the territory of Errol Morris (FAST, LOOSE AND OUT OF CONTROL) in this work and the testimony of his subjects is both eccentric and moving. Even so, his framing is resolutely personal and a tonic to the grandiose visions of some other documentarians.

NZ International Film Festival 1997

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