Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

One Road To Quartzsite

Year: 2022
Country: USA
Language: English
Run Time: 89 minutes

One Road To Quartzsite
One Road To Quartzsite
One Road To Quartzsite
One Road To Quartzsite
One Road To Quartzsite

Each winter hundreds of thousands of snow birds flock to Quartzsite, Arizona, an offbeat camping and RV haven sitting comfortably between L.A. and Phoenix. Known as the “Desert Phenomenon,” this little-known pocket of sand serves as a temporary home to nomadic families, retirees, veterans, people experiencing homelessness, recreational drug users, deeply religious believers, and die-hard gem and rock enthusiasts. For many this eccentric oasis is safe, supportive grounds in contrast to conventional mainstream society. Kids play freely in the desolate outdoors, climbing trees and brainstorming blueprints of their own religion. Retirees connect through scheduled activities at the community center or by paying visits to the “naked bookseller’s” Reader’s Oasis or the famous Hi Jolly Cemetery. Those who typically migrate solo find community with their fellow wanderers when they reminisce on their winding roads to Quartzsite. An enlightening, one-of-a-kind watch, the documentary ONE ROAD TO QUARTZSITE leads audiences into an unforgettable faction of our country whose welcoming nature provides a respite for traveling souls. —A.B.

CIFF46 Screenings

KeyBank State Theatre

Thursday, April 07, 2022 at 7:30 PM

Friday, April 08, 2022 at 12:10 PM

CIFF46 Streams On Demand

Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 11:00 AM -
Sunday, April 17, 2022 at 11:59 PM

Streams Access: United States and US Territories
Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: Yes
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No

Related Event
46th CIFF College Program

Competition
Ad Hoc Docs Competition

Director

Director
Ryan Maxey

Producers
Ryan Maxey, Josh Polon

Screenwriting
Ryan Maxey, Josh Polon, Sophie Hardeman

Cinematography
Ryan Maxey

Editing
Ryan Maxey

Film Contact
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