Callahan’s deep voice narrates, waxing lyrical about everything from America to how making music changed his life, all the while the camera points outwards, filming the landscape from the confines of a vehicle.
These are interspersed between Callahan’s performances onstage. The film feels psychedelic and hallucinatory, with double-exposures and other tricks of light and perspective used artfully to evoke the mood in Callahan’s songs.
There is no big reveal but we get an insight into this soft-spoken artist’s creative mind and an evocative, pondering look at America.
Showing at the Rio Theatre on September 30 at 4:30 p.m.
By Carly Smith