An experimental documentary essay on the power, meaning, and mystery of people's names.
Alan Berliner's father yields a funny and revealing portrait of an "ordinary" (and irascible) man.
No one is more surprised than Oscar Berliner when his award-winning filmmaker son decides to make a television documentary about his dad. A reluctant partnership of colliding generations, son and father circle each other ... one determined to know, the other grudgingly relishing the exchange. Family expectations, contradicting recollections, and most of all, a guarded affection for all concerned yield a winning, funny, and revealing portrait of an "ordinary" (and irascible) man.