Fred Wont Move Out Film By Richard Ledes.jpg

Fred Won't Move Out (2012)


With levity and sadness, two grown children and their aging parents struggle with the decision whether the older generation should stay in the house where they have lived for fifty years. Shot in the house where the director’s parents lived for close to fifty years shortly after they moved out, the film's semi-autobiographical story is memorably acted by a small ensemble cast led by Elliott Gould. Shot in sequence in three weeks with a heady mix of improvisational work by both author Richard Ledes and his cast. The film's personal approach to its subject captures a universal story uniquely told.

Starring: Elliott Gould, Fred Melamed, Stephanie Roth Haberle
Director: Richard C. Ledes
Type & Genre: Feature Film Drama
Runtime: 75 Minutes

Buy or rent


A finely calculated, understated work of art...
— Martin Hoyle, Financial Times


Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2012
Best North American Independent Film - Richard Ledes