January 9, 2020 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm – OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART, 925 Camp St
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.
This screening is a part of the series Place Over Time: Perspectives on the South through Film free and open to the public thanks to the generous support of The Helis Foundation. First come, first seated.