Get on the Bus is a 1996 drama about a group of African-American men who are taking a cross-country bus trip in order to participate in the Million Man March. Though the film was directed by Spike Lee, this was the first time that he did not act in one of his own films.
This film is less about the bus as such and more about the journey and the cause. The bus journey addresses a major portion of that.
Fifteen different African American men board a bus in Los Angeles bound for Washington, D.C., where they plan on attending the Million Man March. Other than their race, destination, and gender, the men have nothing in common. It is indeed a motley of characters.
One of the characters is a film director who finds this opportunity pretty intriguing and starts interviewing each of them about their cause, beliefs and the journey. The men have an opportunity to bond as they face various difficulties along the way. They are stopped in between and encounter issues. One of them also suffers injuries and the tension builds up as he has to be rushed to the hospital. They story is about their brotherhood. The fact that a common cause may not necessarily mean that people will feel the same about each other. They come with different convictions and mentalities. And yet, having fought for each other and having stood by in the journey makes them associate with each other in spirit. In some ways very moving.
Though our commutes are not as long or as emotional, commuters do tend to form a bond with their fellow travelers. We would love to continue to honor that bond, so please do book your tickets with OurBus today!