Roam Sweet Home

1996 | 00:58:00 | United States | English | Color | Mono

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Aging, Home DVD, LGBTQ

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Inventing freedom as they roam, videomaker Ellen Spiro and her dog Sam go west in a vintage Airstream trailer in search of elderly dropouts and their dogs who have pulled out of society and into by-the-side-of-the-road trailer communities. Our mutt narrator tells his tale, sharing his thoughts on America’s smells, the foibles of humans, and his view of aging as another journey. In unplanned meetings with gray nomads, psychic misfits, and free spirits, Roam Sweet Home takes the myths of growing older and turns them on their head. The director and her dog join an adventurous and spirited community of roamers and loners on wheels who live by the road full-time.

Major funding for this program was provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting through the Independent Television Service and Channel 4, London.

Exhibitions + Festivals

Dallas Video Festival, 1996

OutFest (LA, CA.), 1997