Matthew is going to America to ride Amtrak and indulge his film obsession!
An idea born in a school film club becomes a real-life adventure more than 30 years later. Watching the glamour and excitement of the 1976 film ‘Silver Streak’ stayed with Matthew and he always knew that one day he would embark on his own railroad journey around the United States.
His travels around the America with Amtrak tell a story not just of life on the rails but also his love of modern cinema. Discovering of the people and the places where some of his favourite Hollywood films have been made blend into a capativating insight into modern day America.
Woodward has a keen eye for detail, not just of life travelling by train, but also for the people he meets along the way. As an Englishman Abroad he embraces cultural differences in a zany and insightful way.. Join him in his joys and dilemmas from the comfort and safety of your own armchair.