Today’s glimpse from our gallery of past MCC fellows/finalists: an excerpt from the personal documentary Bright Leaves by filmmaker Ross McElwee (Film & Video Fellow ’05).
Ross McElwee is an internationally acclaimed filmmaker, and for decades, he’s been a key figure in the Massachusetts nonfiction filmmaking scene. He is one of the many artists of national and international prominence to receive state fellowships over the years.
Carolyn Mahdi says
What a memory you have evoked. Some powerful images played in addition to those in this film. Growing up somewhat dependent on a “good crop year” for the tobacco, and having been a smoker, this jabbed me in the core. Good work.