Ferroequinology

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Ferroequinology

66 mins | United States, United Kingdom | 2021

Director: Alex Nevill
Producer: Keith Haitkin,Alex Nevill
Editor: Nick Gibbon
Cinematographer: Alex Nevill
Cast: McNair Evans, Andrew Cross
Genre Tags: Photography, travel, art, documentary
Release Year: 2021
Language: English (United States)
Subtitle: English (United States)
Country: United States, United Kingdom
Genre: Documentary

(THIS FILM WAS PART OF OUR 2022 FESTIVAL LINEUP AND IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE ON THE SLAMDANCE CHANNEL) Ferroequinology, literally meaning the study of iron horses, is a film about railroad photography. Two artists enthralled by the uncanny lure of locomotion set out on journeys across America. Andrew Cross chases freight trains through the Black Rock desert in Nevada in pursuit of a perfect landscape shot. McNair Evans travels on an Amtrak train from San Francisco to Portland, sharing stories and making portraits with fellow passengers. Desolate carriages take on an otherworldly presence and time loses its grasp in this study of photographers in motion, capturing slow travel in today’s increasingly fast-paced society.