The car that was once the quintessential image of the American Dream is all but dead - at least for most people.
Station wagons were America’s "workhorses on wheels." Today, they conjure images of outdated family photos, over-sized hairdos and unfashionable wooden siding. In 2011, Volvo – the leading premium wagon manufacturer – will discontinue the sale of its last wagon model in the United States.
There are some, however, who still cling to these vehicles and what they stand for in American culture. Wagonmasters, a full-length documentary film, offers glimpses into the lives of such wagon enthusiasts, and tells the story of the station wagon as it represents a changing America over the last one hundred years.
At its heart, Wagonmasters is a film about reconnecting with America's past as one of its most memorable chapters comes to a close.