Fred Won't Move Out (2012)

Feature Film | 75 Minutes

Starring Elliott Gould, Fred Melamed, and Judith Roberts, Fred Won't Move Out is a Family Drama about two grown children and their aging parents, as they struggle with the decision of whether or not the older generation should continue to stay in the home they have lived for fifty years.

Shot in the house where the director’s parents lived for five decades 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.

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

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

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

Fred Won’t Move Out named by BFI among top 10 essential films for actor Elliott Gould

Walsh, Joseph. “Elliot Gould: 10 Essential Films” British Film Institute, Feb. 2018,