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.

Before the film

On Friday, Freep Film Festival Artistic Director Kathy Kieliszewski talks to director Eric Bricker.
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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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