Documentaries by the Ross Brothers

Documentaries by the Ross Brothers

3 Episodes

The richly impressionistic documentaries of Bill Ross IV and Turner Ross are wonders of regional American filmmaking made according to an unwavering philosophy: to be completely present in the moment and alive to the ecstatic humanity that passes before their camera. Transforming everyday life into free-flowing poetry through their rhapsodic editing style, the brothers offer an exhilarating look at a single night in New Orleans in TCHOUPITOULAS, examine the myths and realities of the frontier in WESTERN, and team up with David Byrne to stage a one-of-a-kind performance built around high school color guards in CONTEMPORARY COLOR.

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Documentaries by the Ross Brothers
  • Tchoupitoulas

    Episode 1

    Directed by Turner Ross and Bill Ross IV • 2012 • United States

    This lyrical, richly impressionistic documentary follows three adolescent brothers as they journey through one night in New Orleans, encountering a wondrous kaleidoscope of dancers, musicians, hustlers, and revelers parading through...

  • Western

    Episode 2

    Directed by Turner Ross and Bill Ross IV • 2015 • Mexico, United States

    In this nonfiction spin on the myths of the frontier, Americana specialists the Ross brothers create an immersive portrait of Eagle Pass, Texas, a border town that has historically enjoyed a close relationship with Piedras N...

  • Contemporary Color

    Episode 3

    Directed by Turner Ross and Bill Ross IV • 2016 • United States

    In the summer of 2015, legendary musician David Byrne staged an event at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center to celebrate the creativity of color guard: synchronized dance routines involving flags, rifles, and sabers, colloquially known as “...