A Film by James Stuart
Every day a tribe meets below ground
Hidden in NYC’s subway system there is a thriving subculture, rail fans; young men from the inner city who head into the subway not to travel from A to B, but to revel in the sights and sounds of the system. See what the city’s subway obsessives find so fascinating about this sprawling, crowded and broken-down system – riding the subway in order to escape
Rail Fan is a documentary about obsession, seeking refuge and the very human impulse to find a home. The film is a 36 minute look into what it means to turn to the subway for solace.
Produced, filmed and edited by first-time filmmaker James Stuart, Rail Fan casts a poetic lens onto this otherwise unseen urban tribe, the NYC Rail Fan.
What is it that drives these young men underground
and how has the subway system