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Circle the Wagen (2013)

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Circle The Wagen is a feature-length buddy/road-trip/docu-dramedy that follows Dave, an idealistic adventurer and automotive ne'er-do-well, and his convivial co-pilot Charlie on their ... See full summary »

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Dave Torstenson ...
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Pete Sottnik ...
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Greg Triebel ...
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Rich Kimball ...
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Charlie Hamil ...
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Everett Barnes ...
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Jeremy Graham ...
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Bill Kinder ...
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Robb Wolford ...
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Animated Croc Seller
Michael Hathaway ...
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Circle The Wagen is a feature-length buddy/road-trip/docu-dramedy that follows Dave, an idealistic adventurer and automotive ne'er-do-well, and his convivial co-pilot Charlie on their journey down Route 66 in a baby blue 1972 VW bus. Through mishaps and murals, gasoline baths and breakdowns the two discover a teeming underground of vintage VW diehards willing to help save "The Croc" from the scrap heap and rally her beleaguered owner on to California. Written by Ryan Steven Green and Charlie Pecoraro

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Circle the Wagen was edited on a laptop computer inside the Croc itself which was converted from a (semi)operational vehicle to an office by director Ryan Steven Green. See more »

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Michael Jennings: Blood, sweat, and tears. That's what powers a Volkswagen.
David A. Bramlett: And farts. Dog farts in our bus.
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The hilarity and humanity in pursuing a crazy dream
27 June 2013 | by (Austin, TX) – See all my reviews

Circle the Wagon was engaging and entertaining the whole ride. The editing was tight, with arcs evenly paced throughout. I'm really hoping that this film makes it through and becomes available online or at other film festivals so I can share it with friends and family (and stop trying to describe it!). It IS a buddy film (for one) and the friendship between the protagonists and the friendships they develop is a special aspect of the film.

You don't have to know about VW Bus culture to become engaged in this film, and I don't think the filmmakers knew that much about VWs in the beginning either. Rather, this is a really funny documentary about the humanity, humility and hilarity when you follow your crazy dream.Having filmmaker friends I've learned that "the unexpected" is really what makes a documentary and it's what you hope for. Circle the Wagon got that element of surprise--it's the best movie I've seen all year.


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