Fred Won't Move Out
Dec 14 - Dec 20, 2012
(Richard Ledes, USA, 2012, Blu-ray, 74 min)
American screen icon Elliot Gould stars in Fred Won’t Move Out as a character most of us have seen in our own lives—the aging father struggling to come to terms with his declining ability to live independently. As his middle-aged son attempts to persuade him to move to assisted living, the film moves with a keen artistic eye through Fred and his wife’s home of 50 years, which also happens to be the former home of director Richard Ledes’ parents. Like its title, Fred Won’t Move Out is beautiful in its candid, barefaced storytelling, swerving around sentimentality while leaping at moments of hilarity.
"Sensitively written and directed by Ledes and gorgeously shot by Valentina Caniglia, Fred is an essential corrective to flaming shit like The Bucket List." - Seattle Weekly