Movie Details

Filmmaker Michael Almereyda offers a look into his life and his adventures around the world in this episodic documentary shot on video. Beginning and ending with footage of Almereyda at the airport, Paradise captures moments both simple and majestic, from time at home with his children and friends relaxing in the country to a Fourth of July fireworks celebration and Los Angeles at night, with plenty of stops in between -- including watching filmmaker Terrence Malick at work with actor Colin Farrell during the shooting of The New World, witnessing the beautiful cacophony of Sonic Youth in concert, attending a memorial service following the Virginia Tech shootings, and watching kids at play in Iran. Paradise was an official selection at the 2008 AFI Los Angeles Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi