Documentaries

FOLLOWING SEAN

Ralph Arlyck
USA 2004
87min
V'05

Following Sean looks back to San Francisco in the late Sixties, when filmmaker Ralph Arlyck befriended the hippie family living upstairs. Arlycks candid short film about four-year-old Sean, a precocious tot who smokes grass and hangs out with speed freaks, garnered acclaim from verité-era viewers. Young Sean, a natural on camera, proves just as compelling three decades later, when Arlyck catches up with him as an adult let down by the failed promise of a once-thriving counterculture. This fascinating chronicle of growing up and moving on works both as social study and suspense flick: Will Seans pothead past and family dysfunction catch up with his present-day reality as a struggling husband and father? Seamlessly blending archival footage with here-and-now portraits of archetypal «Summer of Love» survivors and bravely exposing his own personal dramas, Arlyck follows Sean all the way to a liberating epiphany: The past is dust. (Steven Jenkins)

Credits
  • Sean Farrell
  • Ralph Arlyck
  • Johnny Farrell
  • Susie Farrell
  • Elisabeth Cardonne-Arlyck
  • Ralph Arlyck
  • Dan Gleich
  • Ralph Arlyck
  • Tom Tucker
  • Malcolm Pullinger
  • Eric Neveux
Timed Exposures 79 Raymond Ave. Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA T 845 485 84 89 ralph@timedexposures.com

Magrytte Films 9 rue d'Artois, 75008 Paris Frankreich T 1 42 25 04 28 F 1 42 25 16 58

Polyfilm Verleih Margaretenstraße 78 1050 Wien T 1 581 39 00 20, polyfilm@polyfilm.at
35 mm
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