Join Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman for a free talk on Oct. 24 at 6pm ET. Register here.
A road movie that approaches Tocqueville, Where Are We? finds Epstein and Friedman exploring a subject both familiar and alien to them: the Southern expanse of their country of residence. Having spent most of their lives on either coast, the filmmakers set out to see quarters of the nation they’d never encountered—but their interest, as always, resides in people. They meet a slew of interesting characters along the way, challenging, complicating, and transforming their own political and cultural assumptions about the region and its inhabitants. A fascinating, funny, and touching work of near-ethnography powered by empathy and curiosity, Where Are We? comprises an essential and thought-provoking portrait of our nation. A Milestone Films release.