Sherman's March
Sherman's March (1986)

Ross McElwee documents his march, akin to Admiral Sherman's, from North Carolina through the South, in search of true romance.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 5, 1986
DVD Release Date: April 6, 2004
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Emanuel Levy

An utterly charming docu, McElwee's personal essay-travelogue parallels and inverses General Sherman's march during the Civil war, centering on lost loves and new ones, shrewdly using the camera as a weapon and romantic device.

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Louis Proyect

Love and alienation in the nuclear age

Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

Piquant, hilarious social tapestry of the American South, warmly and creatively extrapolated from a filmmaker's romantic despair.

Leo Goldsmith
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

Unlike Sherman and his reviled scorched earth mode of warfare, McElwee's chasse romantique is ultimately less effectual and usually ends in a nervous, frustrated goodbye.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Sherman's March is an extraordinary documentary by Ross McElwee that mixes American history, a romantic quest, and the search for meaning in the early 1980s.

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Christopher Null

earns him a place as one of America's most unique, and treasured, documentary filmmakers.

Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

McElwee asks us to reconnect not only with each other but with our human spirit.

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Brett Warren
Not only is Sherman's March a beautiful portrait of one man's personal journey through the strange tapestry of love and history, it's a wonderful… More