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On The Line: IN TRANSIT

Part of On the Line
Dir:  Albert Maysles & Lynn True & David Usui & Nelson Walker & Benjamin Wu
United States / 2015 / 76mins

"[An] eloquent final testament." - Slant Magazine

"What a glorious, perfect conclusion to a remarkable career." - Flavorwire

In Transit journeys into the hearts and minds of everyday passengers aboard Amtrak's Empire Builder, the busiest long-distance train route in America.

Albert Maysles’ final film made in collaboration with a team of directors, the film unfolds in a series of portraits 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.

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Part of On The Line (25th - 28th August) a new season focusing on films which traverse the railways of the world.

Book Tickets

Date: Sat 26 August, 2017
Time: 18:20
Price: £9 (£7 conc)
Saturday 26th August
BOOK

PLEASE NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO ADVERTS PLAYED BEFORE FILMS IN THE BERTHA DOCHOUSE SCREEN. ALL FEATURES WILL START PROMPTLY FOLLOWING A SELECTION OF TRAILERS.