In Transit journeys into the hearts and minds of everyday passengers aboard Amtrak's Empire Builder, the busiest long-distance train route in America.
“[An] eloquent final testament.” – Slant Magazine
“What a glorious, perfect conclusion to a remarkable career.” – Flavorwire
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.