Synopsis by Sandra Brennan
This documentary is the companion piece to New York filmmaker Alan Berliner's 1991 film Intimate Stranger which followed the fascinating life of his grandfather, a seemingly average man with an extraordinary life. This time Berliner's camera focuses on the life of his curmudgeonly father Oscar who resists his son's efforts nearly every step of the way because he feels his life has not been interesting or important enough to film. Still Berliner presses on and presents a bittersweet and insightful portrait.
family-dynamics, family-history, father, filmmaker, generation-gap, grouch, reflection [thought]