Following Sean (2006)

Following Sean
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 27mins.
Genres Sequel, Documentary
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Ralph Arlyck Cinematographer n/a 402 6000002
Tom Tucker Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Malcolm Pullinger Editor n/a 172 7000001
Eric Neveux Original Music n/a 120838 8000001
Dan Gleich Sound Recordist Sound Recording 331 14000001
Ralph Arlyck Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Steve Wax Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Ralph Arlyck Producer n/a 3 3000001
Malcolm Pullinger Producer n/a 3 3000002
Lance Bird Consulting Producer n/a 548 3000003
Steve Lieber Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Ralph Arlyck Director n/a 2 2000001
Synopsis
Filmmaker Ralph Arlyck first met Sean while living as a graduate student in San Francisco's Haight Ashbury neighborhood at the height of the 1960s. The city was awash with the trappings of America's cultural revolution--the San Francisco State University campus flooded with cops in riot gear, the Haight filled with drifters and idealists, and, on the third floor of Arlyck's building, a come-one-come-all crashpad apartment. It was from this top floor commune that the precocious 4-year-old Sean would occasionally wander downstairs to visit and talk--and one day Arlyck turned on his camera. Sean's casual commentary on everything from smoking pot to living with speed freaks was delivered with wide-eyed sincerity throughout the soon-to-be famous 15-minute film. This First Child of the notorious decade may have shaken the audience with his simple sentence--"Sure, I smoke pot"--but it was his barefoot impishness and confidence which seemed to encapsulate the mood of the time: a promise of infinite possibility. Thirty years, three generations, and a lifetime later, Arlyck has returned to San Francisco in search of who the adult Sean may have become. And what he finds, to his surprise, tells him as much about his own east-coast migration as it does about the Californian life he left behind--that the choices we're handed and the choices we make are, very often, quite odd bedfellows.