Synopsis by Sandra Brennan
Sophie Calle is a French photographer. Greg Shephard is handsome, depressive, broke and slightly disaffected. Two years before this documentary was made, they met in a New York bar and decide to travel to California together in Greg's prize possession, a most unreliable car. They decide to record their adventures and insights with separate video cameras. Thirty-nine-year-old unmarried Sophie brings a hidden agenda to the journey as she is hoping that Greg will fall for her. But during the long trip, neither speaks much to the other, even though they share meals and hotel rooms together. Instead, they seem to prefer talking to their cameras. Still, once in Las Vegas, something possess the disparate duo to marry in a drive-through chapel. This brings up the question of sex: will they or won't they consummate their marriage? Meanwhile, the car has suffered immensely during the journey forcing another question to arise: will it make it to California?
Americana, journey, love, marriage, photography