a feature-length road trip through the relics and ruins
of Abandoned America...

Co-Directors - Bryan Papciak & Jeff Sias
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Executive Producer - Michael Williams
SCOUT Productions
Executive Producer/ Locations Coordinator - Julia Solis
Ars Subterranea
The Filmmakers Collaborative


America did not build great pyramids, castles, or temples. It built factories,
tenements, railroads, and asylums ... symbols of progress rather than permanence,
discarded when progress moved on.

At times lyric, and at other times quirky, AMERICAN RUINS is neither a documentary
nor a narrative. It is an occasionally operatic, often meditative, and sometimes creepy
"filmic preservation" of a rapidly fading American history.