One girl’s pursuit of a lost boyfriend brings us deep in the American train-hopping community. When the winds of travel got between them, she hopped freight trains to find him.
Just beyond the tracks and the world you find familiar, endures a freedom found on the edges of American excess. The director travels these outer limits via the art of hopping freight trains with a photographer named Sepher (Matthew Newman-Saul) and a brave woman named Ruin (Sara Snell).
They ride through mountains, over clear meadows, near hidden canyons, along sprawling farms, and countless other American landscapes: “Not a weight in the world can hold on to you through the harsh elements of freight-train-winds. It’s life changing. I’ve found my way out here, but have I gone to far to come home…”
Winner of the Best Narrative Feature award at Seattle’s True Independent Film Festival 2010.