We have many guilty pleasures here at the FilmJerk world headquarters, as if you couldn’t tell from the lack of recent updates. We love going to see classic movies at our local repertory cinemas. We love playing Fallout 4. And one of our guiltiest pleasures are Russian crash videos. We can find ourselves losing several hours falling down that rabbit hole of watching some of the worst, most stupidest drivers, those grainy videos caught on dashboard mounted cameras. So imagine our surprise and delight when we were introduced to the upcoming “The Road Movie.”
A mosaic of asphalt adventures, landscape photography, and some of the craziest shit you’ve ever seen, Dmitrii Kalashnikov’s “The Road Movie” is a stunning compilation of video footage shot exclusively via the deluge of dashboard cameras that populate Russian roads. The epitome of a you-have- to-see- it-to- believe-it documentary, “The Road Movie” captures a wide range of spectacles through the windshield—including a comet crashing down to Earth, an epic forest fire, and no shortage of angry motorists taking road rage to wholly new and unexpected levels—all accompanied by bemused commentary from unseen and often stoic drivers and passengers.
“The Road Movie” is being distributed by the late Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch’s company Oscilloscope Industries, and will open in select theatres on January 19th. We will have a list of theatres with the Early Report for that week in the near future. In the meantime, though, check out the trailer below.