In what's been called 'The definitive train hopping doc', filmmaker Alison Murray drops out of the rat race, grabs a camera, and hits the rails with other punk kids on a trans-continental freight train hopping adventure. On their odyssey they encounter a cast of hobos and runaways, scallywags and castaways. Amidst run-ins with the law, and surviving the perils of the elements, Alison weaves her narrative film over beautifully shot 8mm film and digital video with an old-time soundtrack by Beck (think Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly). Train On The Brain was originally produced for Channel 4 in the UK by Hellhound and MJW Productions.
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