Directed by Ross McElwee
If I had actually had to watch a documentary on General Sherman's march that was over two hours, I think I would be in tears right now. Luckily it was not at all like that, so I don't have to throw a hissy fit.
Ross McElwee had the intention of making the boring historical documentary of my nightmares. Instead, it turned into a chronicle of his relationships with women. I think I would have a similar experience as I have a habit of coloring narratives with my own experience. In fact, I would have the camera in my hands for five minutes before I was inserting myself and interviewing ex boyfriends, demanding answers. See this review for an example of that compulsion.
Anyway, I loved this type of filmmaking, although I have now seen so many found footage horror movies that I kept expecting everyone to get murdered. McElwee really was great in this, hopeless in a lot of respects but still likable.
Definitely a unique movie that deserves its place on The List.
The film cost $75,000 to make.