Bass Ackwards Trailer (2010)

The trailer for Bass Ackwards which premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.

Yes, in Bass Ackwards, a man drives a ’76 Volkswagen van across America. No, the film isn’t mired with the tired mechanics of a typical “road movie.” This utterly original, lyrical, and visually exciting adventure has such a light touch that it quietly sneaks up and tugs you into an overpowering appreciation of being human.

When humble Linas, kicked off of his friend’s couch and spurned by his lover, finds a forgotten van on a llama farm outside Seattle, he begins lurching east with nothing to lose. Slowly, the road eases him out of his relentless longing and into the moment. As his encounters with enigmatic characters take on subtly transcendent qualities, his shame and discomfort at being alone gradually give way to self-acceptance and connection. The dented, off-kilter vehicle, which valiantly, amazingly endures the journey, becomes a colorful metaphor for the human condition—our tenacity and hopefulness always tinged with imperfection.

Duration
1 min 47 sec

Views
36,590

Posted On
January 25, 2010
Director
Linas Phillips

Writer
Davie-Blue

Studio
Independent

Release
February 1, 2010
Cast
Linas Philips
Jim Fletcher
Paul Lazar
Davie-Blue
Trailer Tracks
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