Going my way?
Hitchhiking is the blind dating of the highway. Strangers meet based on mutual intrigue and spend a brief period getting to know each other. Much like a date, chemistry, perceived sanity, and direction each is headed determines how long the relationship will last. However, stranger danger looms. Most drivers pass up the chance to court the unknown ride seeker, leaving both parties to wonder what if...
Armed with scraps of cardboard scrawled with fading sharpie, film director John Waters set out from his Baltimore home thumbing his way to San Francisco. Told in three parts, Carsick imagines the best and worst possibilities, and the true tale of his trip. In classic Waters’ fashion the absurd blends with everyday reality. Alien tentacles, serial killers, old friends, and poor hotel lighting become fodder for an engrossing road trip. Oozing with pop culture references of the cult variety, the trip also serves as a vehicle for memoir-esque moments of clarity amidst the search for a lift.
Carsick is a fun adventure with one of America’s camp treasures. Take a look inside. You'll be glad you picked him up.