About this film

For nearly a century, the image of the Airstream travel trailer, with sunlight gleaming off the aluminum of its sleek silver-bullet body, has evoked the romance of escape and the mystique of a world where a new adventure is waiting just over the next hill. No matter the model of Airstream — Bambi, Caravel, Flying Cloud, Tommy Bahama, Classic, Serenity — Wally Byam’s invention offers an elegant passport to a world where friendship, communion with nature, and international caravans continually weave together in unforgettable moments. Narrated by Kate Pierson of the B-52s, Eric Bricker’s film unpacks the evolution of Airstreams from simple trailers into platforms for free-spirited living. World premiere.

At-home viewing: This film is available for streaming in all locations.
Note: The Fri., Sept. 24, screening of “Alumination” at the Chroma is scheduled to be outdoors. The screening will move inside in the case of bad weather.
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WHEN + WHERE

In-person
Sept. 24, 2021
Program begins 8 p.m. (outdoors if weather permits)
Chroma

Sept. 26, 2021
5:00 p.m.
Emagine Birmingham 8

Virtual
Sept. 22-29, 2021

FILM CREDITS

Year:
2020

Running time:
1 hour, 26 minutes

Director:
Eric Bricker

Editors:
Karen Skloss, Eric Bricker, Leah Marino, Tomer Almagor

Cinematographers:
Pete Turner, Erick Bricker, Joe Bos, Toots Bos

Composer:
Charlie Campagna

Producers:
Eric Bricker, Lisa Hughes

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