Searching For Bill (2013) Trailer
Trailer for Searching For Bill.
Bob Maser travels from New Orleans to Detroit to reclaim his car and track down Bill, the elusive grifter who stole it. Under the dashboard, Bob finds the thief’s journal detailing his crimes, confidence tricks and victims. Bill’s clues take Bob cross-country, from Detroit to Illinois, Slab City to Los Angeles, in search of answers. What is real? Is anyone who they say they are? Coincidence drives the narrative as crazy characters cross paths and chance encounters drift in and out of the rearview. A preacher saving souls on the prison circuit, a boxcar rider looking for beauty wherever she can find it, and Bob all hurtle towards the horizon’s vanishing point, the ocean. Searching for Bill is a complex and perfectly constructed metaphor for an empire in decline, twisting in economic freefall. This enigmatic road movie maps what’s left of the American Dream and sets a new benchmark for the doc-fiction hybrid genre.