The B61 bus line – as well as the riders who wait for it – is the major theme behind Michael Buscemi’s new short film, “B61,” premiering Friday at the Tribeca Film Festival, says the New York Daily News.
The 14-minute film centers around unhappy and aging Vincent (Buscemi – yes, the brother of Steve Buscemi), as he waits for a late bus with his neighbor Sal (Francesco Saviano), says the article.
“When you’re waiting for a bus or train, you have the opportunity to meet someone,” Buscemi, a B61 rider himself, told the Daily News.
The film begins with Vincent becoming exasperated that the bus hasn’t arrived at the scheduled time, and when it finally drives up in the last scene, he remarks, “There’s a first,” says the article.
A December report by Councilman Brad Lander (D-Park Slope) found , and it one of the city’s most overcrowded lines.
Happily for riders, it was announced last week that , and riders can see where the next bus is via smart phone or computer.