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
Female Director(s), Documentary, NY Director(s)
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.
Maysles Documentary Center
Phone: 917 324 6004 Stacey@Maysles.org
RUSH SALES POLICY
When tickets for a screening or event are no longer available, they will be listed as RUSH. The Rush system functions as a stand-by line that will form at the venue approximately 45 minutes prior to scheduled start time. Admittance is based on availability and will begin 15 minutes prior to program start time. Rush Tickets are the same price as advance tickets payable upon entry. There is a limit of one Rush Ticket per person.