Arsenal – Institut für Film und Videokunst e.V.
December 2011, living archive

Filmmakers' Choice: "Route One"

ROUTE ONE / USA, 1989

On December 19, Lior Shamriz presents Robert Kramer's ROUTE ONE / USA (France 1989): after a long absence, Kramer and Paul Mc Isaac return to the USA and travel down the East Coast along Route 1 from Maine to Florida. While Paul Mc Isaac plays a returnee looking for a job, this is actually more of an excuse to take a look over his shoulder at society and reflect upon the people who share their daily lives and its philosophy with the camera. It is an America in which factory work still forms a substantial part of society and the civil rights movement is still fresh in people’s memories.