As U.S. Interstate 70 passes through rural central Pennsylvania, traffic is forced to stop and travel through the quarter-mile commercial oasis of Breezewood. While the permanent population of this service community is just 200, more than 6 million travelers pass through each year. BREEZEWOOD, PENNSYLVANIA is an intimate portrait of the truck drivers, travelers and homeless of the American road, and the service employees and local ministry who provide them with social, spiritual and material nourishment in one of the smallest, yet busiest, interstate crossroads in America.
BREEZEWOOD premiered as the opening night film at the Georgetown Independent Film Festival in August 2002 where it won Best Cinema Verite.’ After additional US and international film festival screenings it was broadcast by PBS affiliates in Spring 2004. New York Times film critic Jeannette Catsoulis calls the film “one of the best documentaries I’ve ever seen.”