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"Before you know it as the years go by, you're just like other people you have seen, with all those peculiar human ailments. Just another vehicle for temper and vanity and rashness and all the rest. Who wants it? Who needs it? These things occupy the place where a man's soul should be." -- Henderson the Rain King

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Big Rig

Film #27 of '07 and film #3 of my '07 SIFF was Big Rig.

Big Rig is an excellent new trucker documentary from Doug Pray (Hype, Scratch). The film starts on the East coast and winds its way Westward (Grapes of Wrath like) introducing us to individual truck drivers along the way. Rather than trying to tell one specific story, Pray provides the truckers an opportunity to tell their own stories as best they see fit. Common themes include the infrigement on individual truckers rights by government regulation and the disappearing middle class. Mostly though you're along for the ride, following the road wherever it may lead. It's a fun ride and one that'll probably change your peception of what truck drivers are all about. My vote for the coveted Golden Space Needle out of what I've seen so far.

Official Site
The Stranger review

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