Ped Mall -Scene 1 Sun, Aug 16, 2015 7:00 PM
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:75 mins
Director:Albert Maysles
Lynn True
Nelson Walker
Ben Wu
David Usui
Year Released:2015
Production Country:USA


Vino Vérité presented by Bread Garden Market, FilmScene and Little Village

Directed by Albert Maysles, Lynn True, Nelson Walker, Ben Wu and David Usui
2015, USA

Dialogue: Filmmaker Nelson Walker in person for introduction, Q&A, and extended reception.

The Vino Vérité series features talented new voices and established masters of vérité filmmaking in person to present their thought-provoking, chance-taking, and visually-arresting films. Each selection is paired with hand-selected wines from Wally "The Wine Guy" Plahutnik of Bread Garden Market.

Tickets: $25 public / $20 for members
Member Presale: Tuesday, July 21
Public Sale: Wednesday, July 22, noon

6:30 Hors d'oeuvres & wine tasting
7:00 Theater open for seating
7:30 Screening
9:30 Reception with filmmaker, wine and dessert

About the Film:

World Premiere — 2015 Tribeca Film Festival
Best Documentary, Special Jury Mention — 2015 Tribeca Film Festival
Official Selection — 2015 AFI Docs

The final film from vérité legend Albert Maysles is a collaboration with four other emerging nonfiction talents, one of whom will join us for this unique event. Prior to its Iowa City unveiling, the film has only screened at three prominent East Coast festivals. IN TRANSIT journeys into the hearts and minds of everyday passengers aboard Amtrak's Empire Builder, the busiest long-distance train route in America. Captured in the tradition of Direct Cinema, the film unfolds as a series of interconnected vignettes, ranging from overheard conversations to moments of deep intimacy, in which passengers share their fears, hopes and dreams. In the space between stations, where 'real life' is suspended, we are swept into a fleeting community that transcends normal barriers, and where a peculiar atmosphere of contemplation and community develops. To some passengers, the train is flight and salvation, to others it is reckoning and loss. But for all, it is a place for personal reflection and connecting with others they may otherwise never know.

"Maysles and his collaborators capture 'the rhythm of the tracks' in their film. It is a machine that generates empathy." —

"It’s beautifully assembled and touching, and an apt memorial for Mr. Maysles." —The New York Times

"Magnifying ordinary people by turning their internal processes into objects of fascination, 'In Transit' epitomizes the Maysles legacy." —IndieWire

"In Transit presents snapshots of the most ordinary situations—and yet the intimacy is harrowing." —The Daily Beast