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Directed by Rick Prelinger

United States 2013 79 mins.

VISITING ARTIST—The latest film from archivist and filmmaker Rick Prelinger (Panorama Ephemera, 2004) explores the highways and byways of a period in American history that may well be in our rearview mirror. A journey from the Atlantic to California made from a collection of 9,000 home movies, No More Road Trips? reveals hidden histories embedded in the landscape and seeks to blend the pleasures and compulsions of nomadic travel with premonitions of its end. Focusing on road culture and postulating on the idea of “peak travel,” the film is a participatory experience that depends upon audiences to provide the soundtrack and narration. A perpetual work-in-progress, it’s a piece that cannot be completed until you, the audience, lend your invigorating voice to the images of this one-of-a-kind interactive social-cinema experience.

Genres: Documentary



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