Something to Do with the Wall
Ross McElwee, Marilyn Levine
“A meditation on the absurd vagaries of history: growing up in 1950s America, Ross McElwee and Marilyn Levine were brought up on a steady diet of Cold War paranoia. So were the West Germans they began filming in 1986. But as the Berlin Wall came down three years later and hard-line Communism collapsed with it, the filmmakers and their subjects were suddenly faced with a new world order” (MoMA).
An exploration of the presence of collective history in the lives of individuals while everything around them changes over and over again.