One of the last projects by the late documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles, In Transit takes us aboard Amtrak's Empire Builder as the long-distance train makes its way from Chicago to the Pacific Northwest over the course of several days. The documentary provides a glimpse at an America on the move as it drops in on the conversations of the passengers who hail from all social and economic backgrounds. Austin’s Ben Wu joins Albert Maysles as one of In Transit’s five directors. Wu previously won Student Academy Awards for his short films Unhitched and Cross Your Eyes, Keep Them Wide. In Transit will screen 3:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Hideout Theatre and 4 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Galaxy Highland during the Austin Film Festival.
Aired: Oct. 29, 2015
Web sites: http://www.intransitfilm.com/ and http://www.austinfilmfestival.com/