Ralph Arlyck

Film director


Who is Ralph Arlyck?

Ralph Arlyck is an American documentary filmmaker. He has won many awards for his films and has been shown at film festivals including Sundance, New York, London, and Cannes.

An alumnus of Colgate University, his first major film was Sean, a short film which features the story of four year old Sean Farrell growing up in the Haight-Ashbury section of San Francisco in 1969. It received wide acclaim in the United States and Europe for its frank portrayal of the 1960s counterculture. Among its fans was French director Fran├žois Truffaut, whose own film, The Wild Child, played alongside Sean at the Cannes Film Festival. Arlyck revisited Farrell in the 2005 follow-up documentary, Following Sean, which received similar praise at international film festivals.

Arlyck's other works include An Acquired Taste, Godzilla Meets Mona Lisa, and Current Events.

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  • United States of America
  • Bachelor's degree, Colgate University
    English Studies
  • Master of Science, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
    ( - 1966)
Lived in
  • Poughkeepsie

on July 23, 2013


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