In Transit

World Documentary Competition

World Premiere

USA | 76 MINUTES

IN TRANSIT

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

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Albert Maysles, Nelson Walker, Lynn True, David Usui, and Ben Wu

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.
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

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