We carried small wooden crosses that represented those who had died in the crossing. Many of the crosses bore no names, simply "desconocido." Someone at some time must have carried a cross that said, "Dayani Cristal."
"Downright charming. The fiercely independent Marie is someone we root for, worry about, and wring our hands over in equal measure."
- LOS ANGELES TIMES
"A perfectly fine walkabout through the scenic roadways and nearby woods of southern Oregon, REDWOOD HIGHWAY delivers in high spirits and fine thesping. Achored by a warm, full-bodied turn by septuagenarian Shiarley Knight (playing Marie)...traveling with Marie is a delight."
"5 STARS. REDWOOD HIGHWAY is both heartwarming and courageous. A feel good movie. REDWOOD HIGHWAY is pure joy to watch. Every actor serves the piece with a stand-out performance; played beautifully by Shirley Knight, with particular attention to every detail, with a special nod to Tom Skerritt. If you like warm gentle coming of age stories, see REDWOOD HIGHWAY and yes bring some tissue."
Living in a comfortable retirement community in Southern Oregon, estranged from her family, unsatisfied with her surroundings, and generally not happy about life, Marie (Shirley Knight) decides to journey 80 miles on foot to the coast of Oregon to revisit the ocean of her past for the first time in 45 years. Once reluctant to attend her granddaughter's wedding, she now arrives as an unexpected guest. Along the way, she meets an extraordinary cast of characters and discovers that you're never too old to learn something about life... and about yourself.