In Transit is one of iconic documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles' final films. In the tradition of direct cinema, it records and captures the various life stories of passengers aboard Amtrak's "Empire Builder"— the busiest long-distance train route in America. By presenting people and situations as they are, and insofar the traveling process implies an in-between space, a sort of emotional transiting between two places, In Transit evokes an abstract, indefinite realm conducive to intimacy. In this context, the train as symbol becomes a romantic space for contemplation and personal reflection but also, human connection. As a series of interconnected snapshots, In Transit is also an attempt to sketch the outlines of a country with specific yet universal hopes, fears and dreams.