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Watch: There’s Something About Trains in Albert Maysles’ Final Project ‘In Transit’

Watch: There's Something About Trains in Albert Maysles' Final Project 'In Transit'

READ MORE: Tribeca Review: Albert Maysles’ ‘In Transit’ is a Fitting End to His Career

During Indiewire and Apple’s Tribeca Talk for “In Transit,” which was hosted at the Apple Store in Soho, Manhattan during the Tribeca Film Festival, co-director Nelson
Walker expressed appreciation for the collaborative directing that
characterized the film’s production. He and directors Lynn True, David Usit and Ben Wu contributed to Albert Maysles’ final project.

“It helped that there were so many different shooters,
because we all had different sensibilities and could connect with different
types of people,” said Walker during the talk, which was moderated by Indiewire’s Eric Kohn. “Sometimes we would
see somebody who was interesting; sometimes the people would come to us.”

The documentary is the final project of legendary filmmaker
and direct cinema pioneer Albert Maysles (“Salesman,” “Grey
Gardens”), and explores the unique stories of passengers riding The Empire
Builder, one of the busiest long-distance train routes in America. 

The film premiered at Tribeca on April 16. Be sure to check
out the full version of the panel in audio
or video

READ MORE: Meet the 2015 Tribeca Filmmakers #53 : A Directing Quartet Boards America’s Busiest Train for ‘In Transit’

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