The Windmill Movie

Filmmaker Richard P. Rogers tried for twenty years to make a documentary about his own life. He died in 2001, leaving the project unfinished, until his widow, acclaimed photographer Susan Meiselas, commissioned his former student Alexander Olch to make a film out of the pieces. Starting in the Hamptons, in the town of Wainscott, the film weaves Rogers' footage into a journey through childhood memories, a less than encouraging mother, a family background of privilege, and Rogers' persistent, dogged attempts to document his own life. Rogers' friend, actor and writer Wallace Shawn, joins in the process, as the film investigates the differences between documentary and fiction, and tells the tragic story of Rogers' life.


Domestic (100%)
Summary Details
DistributorThe Film Desk
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1 theaters
Running Time1 hr 22 min
In Release198 days/28 weeks
Widest Release4 theaters
DateRankWeekend %± LW TheatersChange AvgTo DateWeekend
Jun 19-2183$3,832-1-$3,832$9,2241
Jun 26-2878$4,830+26%4+3$1,207$17,7232
Jul 10-12106$107-1-$107$21,0884
Jul 17-19102$1,378+1,187.9%1-$1,378$22,4665
Jul 24-26103$596-56.7%2+1$298$23,7006
Jul 31-Aug 2105$929+55.9%4+2$232$25,1557
Aug 7-9106$768-17.3%3-1$256$26,6728
Aug 14-16110$519-32.4%1-2$519$27,3909
Sep 4-6107$416-2-$208$27,97612
Sep 4-7
Labor Day wknd
Sep 25-27137$100-1-$100$28,70815
Oct 2-4125$227+127%2+1$113$28,93516
Oct 9-11125$312+37.4%1-1$312$29,75217