January 9, 2020 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm – Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, 900 Camp St.
Doors open at 5:30pm.
Dir. Ross McElwee | Documentary Feature | USA | 1985 | 2h 37m
The screening will be followed by a conversation with director Ross McElwee.
Documentarian Ross McElwee originally set out to make a travelogue of sorts tracing General William T. Sherman’s infamous scorched-earth march through the Confederacy in the latter stages of the Civil War. Instead, haunted by a recent breakup with a girlfriend, McElwee ends up documenting his progress – or lack thereof – in starting a new relationship. His journey then becomes one of self-reflection and self-discovery rather than a historical/sociological exploration.
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This screening is a part of the series Place Over Time: Perspectives on the South through Film, co-presented with the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. The series is free and open to the public thanks to the generous support of The Helis Foundation. First come, first seated. Thanks to the Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans for hosting this screening.