Trailer Park Blues

As his grandparents make their yearly pilgrimage West in an RV, Alex Beckstead examines his family's humble roots and eccentricities.

APT Presentation
Premiere Date
November 8, 2002
60 minutes
Funding Initiative
Open Call

Alex Beckstead

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The Film

Trailer Park Blues is a lyrical account of Alex Beckstead's humble roots. Set against the backdrop of his grandparents' yearly pilgrimage to the West in an RV, Beckstead's lighthearted celebration of his clan examines the eccentricities that help family relationships thrive despite dysfunction, disease, and difference.