The Great Basin is the location of the “Loneliest Road in America” in rural Nevada, and the subject of a stunning feature documentary by Chivas DeVinck. Titled “The Great Basin”, the film invites viewers on a road of discovery of what looks like an arid desert landscape, and turns out to be so much more.
The film will have its U.S. premiere at Santa Fe Film Festival this month and screen at Denver Film Festival in November, ahead of an exclusive theatrical screening Q&A tour spearheaded by Circle Collective kicking off on November 14th in Las Vegas, and a November 17th week-long run in Los Angeles and New York.
From below the earth to the stars, The Great Basin is a documentary feature that builds a complex panorama of rural Nevada, in the Western United States, through a tapestry of characters who work, live, and play there. The Great Basin is the location of the “Loneliest Road in America” and can be seen as a microcosm of the economic, social, and ecological marginalization of 21st-century rural communities.
The Great Basin invites viewers on a road of discovery through rural Nevada. Milieus, places and people are intertwined in a collage with the subterranean water from which everything seems to grow and for which everyone strives at its core. What looks like an arid desert landscape turns out to be so much more.
“I am extremely honored to be partnering with Circle Collective and am thrilled that American cinemagoers will have the opportunity to see my picture. Having now screened the film abroad for over 12 months at numerous festivals, including DOK Leipzig and Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, it feels satisfying to bring the film back to its origin,” said Chiva DeVinck. “Much thanks to this partnership with Circle Collective and the first-class work from my international collaborators, my film has found re-entry back to its homeland.”
Watch the official trailer for The Great Basin.