Filmography
People talk or laugh about aging, its irritations and relentless progression, but rarely confront the reality of dying or being left alone. Nor do they consider the lightness and calmness that can come when the race seems not so crucial. I LIKE IT HERE is about all those things and, finally, about the pleasures of...
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Thirty years, three generations, and a lifetime later, award-winning filmmaker Ralph Arlyck returns to San Francisco in search of Sean, the boy who was the subject of his controversy-sparking 1969 documentary. Following Sean" nominated for two Emmy Awards Ralph Arlyck, has been nominated for two Emmy awards for his feature-length film “Following Sean”. After a...
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What does it mean to be a “mensch” – a decent human being? The Torah, the Talmud, the prophets, and Jewish commentary all say we must seek justice, truth, and peace. Director Ralph Arlyck also attempts to answer this question in his award-winning film diary, which examines how we respond – or do not respond...
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Filmmaker Ralph Arlyck interviews his neighbor, Sean Farrell, a 4-year-old living on San Francisco’s Haight Street in 1969. Sean gives his thoughts on life in his home, a hippie crash pad, and casually mentions that he smokes pot, which caused this short film to become a national sensation.
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Filmmaker Ralph Arlyck examines the pursuit of success by examining the achievements in his own life. He goes back to his school days and visits schools, finding parallels among young people today. He points out his various career milestones   Reviews “An Acquired Taste addresses a vast and nearly out-of-control obsession of American society, and...
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