William Eggleston in the Real World (2005)

William Eggleston in the Real World
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 25mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Johannes Weuthen Editor n/a 172 7000001
Michael Almereyda Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
James Patterson Associate Producer n/a 171 3000007
Joshua Falcon Editor n/a 172 7000002
Susan Choy Editor n/a 172 7000003
Anna Rieke Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Simon Fisher-Turner Music n/a 120781 8000001
Heather Parks Associate Producer n/a 171 3000006
Donald Rosenfeld Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Michael Almereyda Director n/a 2 2000001
Michael Almereyda Narrator n/a 120790 1000002
Michael Almereyda Producer n/a 3 3000001
Jesse Dylan Producer n/a 3 3000002
Alexis Zoullas Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Anthony Katagas Producer n/a 3 3000003
William Eggleston Actor Himself 1 1000001
In 1976, William Eggleston's hallucinatory, Faulknerian images were featured in the Museum of Modern Art's first one-man exhibition of color photographs. It is rare for an artist of such stature to allow himself to be shown as unguardedly as Eggleston does in Michael Almereyda's intimate portrait. The filmmaker tracks the photographer on trips to Kentucky, Los Angeles and New York, but gives particular attention to downtime in Memphis, Eggleston's home base. The film shows a deep connection between Eggleston's enigmatic personality and his groundbreaking work, and also reveals his parallel commitments as a musician, draftsman and videographer. A sphinx-like renegade, Eggleston at age 65 has become an icon and inspiration to artists worldwide.