Family Album

Directed by Alan Berliner

Release Year: 1998
Running Time: 60
Color Type: Color
Country: U.S.
Genres: Documentary
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Directed by Alan Berliner

The Family Album is a one-hour experimental documentary film utilizing a vast collection of rare 16mm home movies from the 1920s through the 1950s, that weaves into a composite lifetime, passing through the celebrations and struggles from childhood to adulthood, from innocence to experience. It is a universal yet intimate portrait of the American family, not scripted, not rehearsed, not immune to the conflicts and contradictions underlying family life and its rituals.

Critical Acclaim

"...a great humanistic statement made out of found sources." - Roger Ebert

Awards

  • OFFICIAL SELECTION: Grand Jury Prize (Documentary) Sundance Film Festival

    WINNER: Golden Gate Award; San Francisco International Film Festival

    OFFICIAL SELECTION: Cinema Du Reel Film Festival