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FILM GUIDE ARCHIVE FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

IN TRANSIT

TFF 2015 Directed by Albert Maysles, Nelson Walker, Lynn True, David Usui, and Ben Wu
FILM GUIDE ARCHIVE IN TRANSIT [TFF 2015]
Legendary documentary filmmaker and New York staple Albert Maysles pioneered feature documentary filmmaking and Direct Cinema, his work revealing a patient intimacy and unassuming quest for understanding. This technique is never more apparent than with In Transit, Maysles’ final project before his passing. He and his collaborators capture a journey through the hearts and minds of passengers aboard The Empire Builder, America’s busiest long-distance train route.

Aboard the train, we meet pensive runaways and eager adventurers, reunited family members, and perpetual loners, as the landscape shifts from urban centers to oil fields to seemingly infinite plains. Seamlessly interweaving overheard conversations, new friendships, and touching moments, this doc becomes more than a web of intimate vignettes as it uncovers a new side of the American people. Connecting a myriad of travelers in a transitory state, In Transit breathes new life into the cross-country commute and asks us to contemplate the unknowns that lie at our final destination.

—Genna Terranova
Interests
Female Director(s), Documentary, NY Director(s)
Legendary documentary filmmaker and New York staple Albert Maysles pioneered feature documentary filmmaking and Direct Cinema, his work revealing a patient intimacy and unassuming quest for understanding. This technique is never more apparent than with In Transit, Maysles’ final project before his passing. He and his collaborators capture a journey through the hearts and minds of passengers aboard The Empire Builder, America’s busiest long-distance train route.

Aboard the train, we meet pensive runaways and eager adventurers, reunited family members, and perpetual loners, as the landscape shifts from urban centers to oil fields to seemingly infinite plains. Seamlessly interweaving overheard conversations, new friendships, and touching moments, this doc becomes more than a web of intimate vignettes as it uncovers a new side of the American people. Connecting a myriad of travelers in a transitory state, In Transit breathes new life into the cross-country commute and asks us to contemplate the unknowns that lie at our final destination.

—Genna Terranova
Film Information
Year: 2015
Length: 76 minutes
Language: English
Country: USA
Premiere: World
Cast & Credits
Director: Albert Maysles, Lynn True, Nelson Walker, David Usui, Ben Wu
Producer: Lynn True, Nelson Walker
Editor: Lynn True
Cinematographer: Albert Maysles, David Usui, Nelson Walker, Ben Wu
Executive Producer: Erika Dilday
Contacts

Print Source
Erika Dilday
Maysles Documentary Center
New York, 10027
Phone: 917 816 3827
erika@mayslesinstitute.org

US Sales Contact
Erika Dilday
Maysles Documentary Center
New York, 10027
Phone: 917 816 3827
erika@mayslesinstitute.org

International Sales Contact
Erika Dilday
Maysles Documentary Center
New York, 10027
Phone: 917 816 3827
erika@mayslesinstitute.org

Press Contact
Stacey Farrar
Maysles Documentary Center
New York, 10027
Phone: 917 324 6004
Stacey@Maysles.org

About the Director(s)
Albert Maysles was a pioneer of Direct Cinema whose credits included Salesman and Grey Gardens.Nelson Walker and Lynn True have worked together on iThemba (Hope) and Summer Pasture. David Usui has worked for NBC, MTV, The New York Times, and VICE. Ben Wu is a two-time Student Academy Award® winner.

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