We're excited to announce that our new documentary In Transit will be premiering this April at the Tribeca Film Festival. It's an observational film documenting life on Amtrak's Empire Builder line as it passes through the wintry corridor between Chicago and Seattle/Portland.
In Transit unfolds as a portrait of America told through the personal stories of riders aboard the train. As the Empire Builder traverses the country, passing through major cities, suburbs, farmland, oil fields, mountains and forest, the diverse landscape serves as a complementary backdrop to the passengers' hopes, fears and dreams.
In today's fast-paced world, the train serves as a powerful reminder of the importance of human connection. And at the same time, audiences are given pause to look inward and contemplate personal journeys. To some passengers, the train is flight and salvation, to others it is reckoning and loss, but for all it is a place for reflection and finding common ground. As the Empire Builder crisscrosses the country, a loving portrait of America emerges in its full human and natural beauty.
We'll be sure to send updates in the coming weeks with ticket information and our trailer which is still in the works!
In the meantime, check out the slate of other films in the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival World Documentary Competition here.