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Bass Ackwards -- Bass Ackwards is a captivating and consummately human film that reminds us that whatever we think the road is about, the trip is probably about something else.
Bass Ackwards -- A man coming off a disastrous affair with a married woman has a lyrical, strange and comedic cross-country journey in a modified VW bus.
Bass Ackwards -- Bass Ackwards is a captivating and consummately human film that reminds us that whatever we think the road is about, the trip is probably about something else. Alternating between scripted action, improvisation, and the unpredictable spontaneity of vérité encounters, the film is the semi-autobiographical story of Linas Phillips, who stars as well as directs. Born of the imagination of Linas and his easy collaboration with old friends, costars, and co-conspirators Davie-Blue, Jim Fletcher, Paul Lazar, and Sean Porter, the film effortlessly and organically crosses the line between reality and fiction, incorporating the people and characters that Linas meets on an unscripted and adventurous ride across America.

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One man's ride from Seattle to New York in a modified VW "shorty"
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Linas Phillips ... Linas

Davie-Blue ... Georgia

Sebastien Scandiuzzi ... Sebastian
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jim Fletcher ... Jim

Alex Karpovsky ... Vlad the Russian Store Clerk (as Alex Karpofsky)
Paul Lazar ... Vic
Christian Palmer ... Georgia's Husband
Mauro von Waldenberg ... Alex Foreman
Andrew Liam Pringle ... Lonnie (uncredited)

Directed by
Linas Phillips 
 
Writing credits
Linas Phillips (screenplay)

Davie-Blue  &
Jim Fletcher  &
Paul Lazar 

Produced by
Jack Bennett .... associate producer
Mark Duplass .... executive producer
Laurie Hicks .... line producer
Gill Holland .... co-producer
Carly Hugo .... associate producer
Marian Koltai-Levine .... executive producer
Jennifer Lee .... associate producer
Stu Pollard .... co-producer
Thomas Woodrow .... producer
 
Original Music by
Lori Goldston (score composed by)
Tara Jane O'Neil (score composed by)
 
Cinematography by
Sean Porter 
 
Film Editing by
Brett Jutkiewicz 
Linas Phillips 
 
Production Management
Jennifer Lee .... post-production supervisor
 
Sound Department
Shaun Brennan .... foley artist
Jay Culliton .... foley editor
John Moros .... sound editor
Mike Perreault .... boom operator
Ian Stynes .... sound designer
Ian Stynes .... sound re-recording mixer
Ian Stynes .... supervising sound editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Sebastien Scandiuzzi .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Will Cox .... colorist
Joseph M. Lee .... on-line editor
 
Other crew
Mark Hugo .... production assistant
Lee Meltzer .... film publicist
Erin Sweeney .... production assistant
 

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103 min
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Errors in geography: When Linas visits his ex before driving across country some birds cry out. It is the sound of Blue Jays. There are no Blue Jays in the Seattle area, only Scrub Jays and Steller's Jays.See more »

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never gets over the speed bump, 6 May 2013
Author: zif ofoz from United States

for me this movie started out with a real story and characters you can believe in as real. then as the 'road trip' starts the main character becomes less and less believable and the story becomes more and more improbable.

and to add to the disbelief the people he meets along the way are just weird and goofy. the man he lets rest in the van - i don't believe Linas would just open the door to a complete stranger - and then they become best friends! and the store owner seems a bit mental and off. then proves himself to be a caring person - why would he go to the trouble to tell Linas, what was the incentive?

this flick just has too many holes and loose ends for me to like it. it is a movie wanting to be more but keeps scraping bottom on the speed bumps throughout the story.

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