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The Family Album

PBS Premiere: July 30, 1989


Watching The Family Album is like coming across a long-lost box of family photos: it's enchanting, humorous and sometimes even eerie. Director Alan Berliner spent years blending home movies and tape recordings collected from 60 different American families to assemble a composite lifetime which moves from childhood to adulthood, from innocence to experience.


TAGS: arts, documentation, family, home movies, photographs, photography, recording

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The Family Album

Premiere Date: July 30, 1989

Filmmaker: Alan Berliner


Alan Berliner
Alan Berliner

Critical Acclaim

Takes on a philosophical simplicity and a rough-hewn eloquence about the human condition... surprisingly engrossing and moving.”

— Ted Mahar
The Oregonian

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