Monday, September 26, 2011

The Bus

I recently learned of an upcoming documentary film called The Bus. Based on the excellent trailer and teaser reels, it looks like filmmaker Damon Ristau does a wonderful job revealing the cultural, sentimental, social, and mythical realms of this internationally loved vehicle.

"The Bus" Road Teaser from Damon Ristau on Vimeo.

"The Bus" Trailer from Damon Ristau on Vimeo.

I'll keep my fingers crossed for a nearby screening. The Somerville Theater or the Coolidge Corner Theater come to mind as perfect venues, and I get the sense that their ownership/management is of the type that would really enjoy this film.

The upcoming VW Day/Transporterfest (Sunday 10/9) at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum in Brookline, MA would be a great event to promote the film and do some east coast fundraising. Maybe Mr. Ristau and his Firewater Film Company will send me some publicity schwag (and a screener, so I know what I'm talking about!) to display at the festival...

1 comment:

  1. This is a great article and it looks like its a good way to show life on the road. Have you ever tired bus tours or done any movie work with them? I have done bus tours in many cities in the States and they are always worth it. Services like New York bus tours are a great way to see the big apple because they take you to the best parts of the city. Also, you do not have to worry about walking in the crowded streets. A movie about tourists travels on buses could make an interesting movie. Just and idea, thanks for the post!