Me and Me Dad. 2011. Great Britain/Ireland. Directed by Katrine Boorman. 66 min.
John Boorman’s startlingly candid and often wickedly funny memoir, Adventures of a Suburban Boy, is no less gripping than his films. Boorman’s gift for storytelling is vividly apparent, as well, in his daughter Katrine’s documentary portrait. Rich with anecdote and emotion, Me and Me Dad not only illuminates a filmmaker’s craft, but also thrums with familial tension, as a father and his children reflect on the painful sacrifices that artistic creativity demands—and on the promise of reconciliation that it offers. Courtesy Colourframe.