Ross McElwee

Film director

1947 –

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Who is Ross McElwee?

Ross McElwee is an American documentary filmmaker known for his autobiographical films about his family and personal life, usually interwoven with an episodic journey that intersects with larger political or philosophical issues. Cultural aspects of his Southern upbringing are present in his humorous and often self-deprecating films. He received the Career Award at the 2007 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.

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Born
Jul 21, 1947
Charlotte
Also known as
  • Ross Simonton McElwee III
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Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Bachelor of Arts, Brown University
    Creative writing
    ( - 1971)
  • Master of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Filmmaking
    ( - 1977)
Lived in
  • Massachusetts
    (1986 - )

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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