Directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman • 1992 • United States
Academy Award–winning documentary filmmakers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman take a journey through unfamiliar lands—in their own country. Having spent most of their lives on one coast or the other, they wondered what they could learn from the people in between. Piling into a van with a film crew, the pair connect with ordinary Americans who talk sometimes eloquently, often poignantly about their lives, hopes, and dreams. Made at a time when the country was sharply divided over the Gulf War and LGBTQ issues, the film remains a timely document of two filmmakers trying to find common ground with people from different backgrounds than their own.