Holed-up in a Holiday Inn for 10 days while his mother was in a hospital across the street and visiting hours were only five minutes out of every hour, Gilroy had an opportunity to talk at great length with his father , something many of us never do. The result? The film Spring Forward. Gilroy consciously goes against the standard method of direction by living in the completely ambiguous realm. "It takes people who come from outside the industry to carry the continuum of American cinema; trying to restore intelligent cinema's place in America's heart."