by Depth of Field Productions
Pack your spare tires and extra gasoline for an epic adventure that was a quintessential moment in American automobile tourism. Join us for the 76-day inaugural tour of the Park-to-Park Highway, a 5,000-mile motor route that connected all 12 of the National Parks in 1920. Filmmaker Brandon Wade presents this perilous, yet lighthearted story as ordinary people can finally own automobiles but have few paved roads to drive on.
Paving The Way -Exclusive Clip
from Brandon Wade
One disc in the two-part series. Total running time: 114 mins. Plus 30 minutes of additional bonus material.
For the past 25 years, the wonder of public television has been the magisterial storytelling of Ken Burns. The work of Brandon Wade offers an exceptional complement, and even Mr. Burns would be pleased to say so. In Paving the Way, Brandon Wade has added a new originality to our understanding of the American land.
By hitting the road Americans could finally see for themselves why the national parks were worth preserving. John Muir could not do it all. Paving the Way is a timely reminder that it requires visitors to save the parks. Whether you agree that the automobile is their future, its story here rings deep and true.
- ALFRED RUNTE, author,
National Parks: The American Experience
For more information visit: http://www.pavingtheway.tv/
This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 30 November, 1999.