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A filmmaker, creating a film based upon a true crime, casts a mysterious woman bearing a disturbing resemblance to the femme fatale in the story. He finds himself drawn into a complex web of haunting intrigue, obsessed with the woman, the crime, and the complexity between art and truth.
An under-known figure of American independent film, Monte Hellman reignited his career as a director after a 21 year absence with Road to Nowhere. Its self-reflective film-within-a-film structure, carried by Tom Russell’s folk music, explores a film production through the filmmaker’s point of view.