Get on the Bus is a film of an actual event, the Million Man March of October 16, 1995. The film, the work of the African American filmmaker, Spike Lee was released in October, 1996 a year after the actual march. The film was embroiled in controversy from the very beginning because of the organizer, Minister Louis Farrakhan. Minister Farrakhan is a “lightening rod” for a large segment of White Americans and to a lesser degree African Americans. However, the march took on “legs” of its own and was carried by its momentum. Eyerman and Lofgren’s article refers to limiting their research/discourse to films where the road, the journey is the central theme. This theme of moral discourse, personal development and mirroring of society itself is played out on Get on the Bus. The story unfolds with 12 African American men on a bus going from Los Angeles to Washington,DC for the march. Washington, the seat of our government, has long been the “Promised Land” for many African Americans. A place to address our grievances and seek solace. Until recently, DC was known informally as “Chocolate City”. The stated purposes of the march were to promote African American male unity. This is reminiscent of the buddyism we see in countless road movies. Secondly, it promoted family values. We recall the Joads and their unexpected experiences along the road. This film also delves into the characters personal lives, political beliefs and racism. What makes this film extraordinary is the truth and feelings that it displays. To paraphrase an attendee of the march, it was a quest for a huge cross section of African American men, and a life-altering experience for some. It galvanized and energized men in a way that no other movement has done in recent times. Finally, this is a road movie which can be included with the best of the genre.