William Eggleston in the Real World

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William Eggleston in the Real World
William Eggleston.jpg
Movie poster
Directed by Michael Almereyda
Produced by Michael Almereyda
Jessy Dylan
Anthony Katagas[1]
Written by Michael Almereyda
Starring William Eggleston
Tristán Ulloa
Najwa Nimri
Daniel Freire
Elena Anaya
Music by Simon Fisher Turner
Cinematography Kiko de la Rica
Edited by Karen Choy
Joshua Falcon
Johannes Weuthen
Distributed by Palm Pictures (USA)
Release date
  • August 31, 2005 (2005-08-31)
Running time
84 minutes
Country United States
Language English

William Eggleston in the Real World is a documentary film about the photographer William Eggleston directed by Michael Almereyda and released in 2005.[2][1][3][4]


The film reveals the deep connection between William Eggleston's personality and his work, and also reveals his parallel commitments as a musician, draftsman and videographer. The film follows Eggleston on trips to Kentucky, Los Angeles, New York City and Memphis, where Eggleston lives.

The film was nominated for a Gotham Award for Best Documentary from the Independent Filmmaker Project at the Gotham Awards 2005.[5][6]

Heather Parks and James Patterson were associate producers; Donald Rosenfeld and Alexis Zoullas were executive producers.[2][7]


  1. ^ a b Martel, Ned (31 August 2005). "A Look at the South Through a Lens, Truly". The New York Times. Retrieved 8 August 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "William Eggleston in the Real World (2005)", IMDB. Accessed 8 August 2014.
  3. ^ "A very singular vision", The Daily Telegraph. Accessed 8 August 2014.
  4. ^ "William Eggleston In the Real World (2005)", BBC. Accessed 8 August 2014.
  5. ^ "Gotham Awards Nominations Announced", Filmmaker (magazine). Accessed 8 August 2014.
  6. ^ "'Brokeback,' 'Capote' Get Gotham Award Nods", Fox News Channel. Accessed 8 August 2014.
  7. ^ "William Eggleston in the Real World (2005)", The New York Times. Accessed 8 August 2014.

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