How Do You Measure A Year? directed by Jay Rosenblatt HBO official trailer and release date
How Do You Measure A Year? directed by Jay Rosenblatt

In the Oscar®-nominated HBO documentary short How Do You Measure A Year?, filmmaker Jay Rosenblatt (HBO’s Oscar®-nominated “When We Were Bullies,” “Phantom Limb,” “The Darkness of Day,” “Human Remains”) documents his daughter Ella’s growth over 17 years – from age 2 to age 18.

The documentary, which world premiered at the 2021 Locarno Film Festival, debuts on HBO on Wednesday, June 14 (9:00 p.m. ET/PT) and will be available to stream on Max, in celebration of Father’s Day.

For 17 years, filmmaker Jay Rosenblatt filmed his daughter Ella on her birthday in the same spot, asking her the same questions. In just 29 minutes, we watch her grow from a toddler to a young woman with all the beautiful and sometimes awkward stages in between. Each phase is captured fleetingly but makes an indelible mark. Her responses to her father’s questions are just a backdrop for a deeper story of parental love, acceptance, and ultimately, independence.

Watch the official trailer for How Do You Measure A Year?

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