DIRECTOR: Gregory Luchini Maddox
Despite great challenges from homelessness and mental illness, Mark Anthony Mulligan has forged a successful career as a folk artist and Louisville icon. We watch Mark create artwork and listen to stories from three of his main supporters.
RUN TIME: 17 minutes
DIRECTORS: Albert Maysles, Lynn True, Nelson Walker, Ben Wu, David Usui
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.
RUN TIME: 76 minutes
FESTIVAL HISTORY: Tribeca Film Festival - Winner: Special Jury Mention, Best Documentary