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1 hr. 24 min.

Plot Summary
Filmmaker Ross McElwee returns to a seaside town in France where he spent time in his younger days, and reconnects with a former sweetheart.


Director: Ross McElwee

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: First Run

Photographic Memory (2011)

Release Date: October 12th, 2012|1 hr. 24 min.

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  • 70
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    The resulting journey of self-discovery is not exactly profound in its revelations, but as usual with McElwee's efforts the proceedings are enlivened by his droll, witty narration, delivered in a sonorous tone. show more

  • 65
    Ian Buckwalter NPR

    For all its obsession with the past, Photographic Memory ends in a simple, genuinely moving interaction between father and son that illustrates McElwee's discovery that memories are nice, but can't be touched and embraced as we can the present. show more

  • 88
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Utterly delightful. show more

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