Albert Maysles’ Final Film, ‘In Transit’, Now Screening in Select Theaters

The documentary pioneer, who passed away earlier this year, leaves behind one last film to his name, documents lives on board the Amtrak Empire Builder train.

Although the world of documentary filmmaking no doubt felt a major tremor of loss when director Albert Maysles passed away in Manhattan earlier this year, there remains one final film to add to his considerable legacy. In Transit, which saw its debut screenings in mid-April at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, tells the stories of passengers on board Amtrak’s Empire Builder train, which is the busiest long-distance train in the United States. The film represents a unique and final swan song to Maysles’ “direct filmmaking” style, which he used to great effect in essential documentary pictures such as Salesman and Grey Gardens.

Go to In Transit‘s official website (at this link) to view the film’s trailer, as well as details on where you can find a screening near you.