I admire the ability of this film to draw attention to the compulsion of living - despite everything! 'Sherman's March' is another example. McElwee's impressive and seemingly aimless documentation of his own unfolding familylife makes up such a beautiful necklace of pearls. It is impossible to take my eyes off it as it never ceases to shine an almost cosmic light. I'd say before the videoblog there was Ross McElwee.