ROUTE ONE/USA

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ROUTE ONE/USA

Robert Kramer
F/GB/I, 1989
255min,

ROUTE ONE/USA

Robert Kramer
F/GB/I, 1989
, 255min,

Cast: 
Paul McIsaac

Production: 
Les Films d'Ici, La Sept Cinéma, Channel Four, RAI 3, Richard Copans
World Sales: 
Distribution in Austria: 
35 mm/Farbe

his is a fictional documentary in which a character named Doc, who figured in two earlier Kramer films, travels with cinematographer-director Kramer from Fort Kent, Maine to Key West, Florida, looking for a job and a home, as well as noticing what’s been happening to his country. Doc attends a Pat Robertson for president meeting in New Hampshire, visits Walden Pond, and is interviewed for a job in a Manhattan ghetto school. Kramer is an American independent with a background in radical documentaries whose political fiction films (including <![CDATA[<i>]]>The Edge<![CDATA[</i>]]> and <![CDATA[<i>]]>Ice<![CDATA[</i>]]>) made a decisive mark in the 60s, but since 1979 he’s made most of his films in Europe. This multifaceted road movie represents both a return to his sources and a striking out in fresh directions. (Jonathan Rosenbaum)