Ross McElwee

  • Ed Pincus.
    passages January 12, 2014

    Ed Pincus (1938–2013)

    ED PINCUS made a number of remarkable documentary films during his career, but the most memorable for me—and for most of the people who followed his work—was Diaries. Between 1971 and 1976, Ed recorded on 16-mm film episodes from his life with his wife, Jane Pincus, their two young children, and the several women with whom Ed had love affairs. It’s also a portrait of a particular era—the early 1970s, or perhaps more accurately, the post ’60s—a time in which a willingness to experiment in life, love, and political expression was still present, but was on the wane in the culture at large.

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