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Filmmaker Richard P. Rogers tried for twenty years to make a documentary about his own life. He died in 2001, leaving the project unfinished, until his widow, acclaimed photographer Susan Meiselas, commissioned his former student Alexander Olch to make a film out of the pieces. Starting in the Hamptons, in the town of Wainscott, the film weaves Rogers’ footage into a journey through childhood memories, a less than encouraging mother, a family background of privilege, and Rogers’ persistent, dogged attempts to document his own life. Rogers’ friend, actor and writer Wallace Shawn, joins in the process, as the film investigates the differences between documentary and fiction, and tells the tragic story of Rogers’ life – a uniquely cinematic experience.

 links:
     The New York Times  article  review

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The Windmill Movie Now on DVD
Includes two previously unreleased Richard Rogers shorts: "Elephants: Fragments of an Argument" 
and "226-1690 (aka The Answering Machine Movie)" 

plus an original essay by critic Scott Foundas
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Previous Screenings
Hamilton College, November 2010
Ambulante 2010, Mexico
Wisconsin Film Festival, Madison, WI
CPH:DOX, Copenhagen, Denmark
Bratislava International Film Festival, Slovakia
International House, Philadelphia, PA
Metro Cinema, Edmonton, AB
Houston Cinema Arts Festival, Houston, TX
Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
Film Forum, New York, NY
Silverdocs, Silver Spring, MD
Newport Int’l Film Festival, Newport, RI
Sunset 5, Los Angeles, CA
University Town Center, Irvine, CA
Cinema Arts Centre, Huntington, NY
Burns Court, Lakewood Ranch, FL
Coolidge Corner, Brookline, MA
Northwest Film Forum, Seattle, WA
The Screen, Santa Fe, NM
Siskel Film Center, Chicago, IL
Oklahoma City Museum of Art, OK
Film Streams, Omaha, NE
Hollywood Theatre, Portland, OR
Village 8, Louisville, KY
Avon Theatre, Stamford, CT
International Film Series, Boulder, CO
Denver Film Society, Denver, CO
The Guild, Albuquerque, NM
Bryn Mawr Film Institute, Bryn Mawr, PA
Austin Film Society, Austin, TX
Cornell Cinema, Ithaca, NY
Cleveland Cinematheque, Cleveland, OH
Theatre Conspiracy, Ft. Myers, FL
Webster Film Series, St. Louis, MO
Upstate Films, Rhinebeck, NY
SUNY Purchase, Purchase, NY