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Toronto Motorcycle Film Festival

by The Revue Team

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SEPTEMBER 29TH, 6:30PM

 

Chasing Evel: The Robbie Knievel Story | Special Screening
Feature Documentary | Directed by Jesse James Miller | 108 minutes | Canada
Robbie Knievel, 52 and the owner of 20 world records and 350 jumps worldwide, life is uncovered through his pursuit of sobriety and his father's legacy.​

Hill Climb | International Premiere
Short Documentary | Directed by Nicholas Nummerdor | 11 minutes | U.S.A.
Hill Climb offers a candid look into the nearly 100 year tradition of the Mt. Garfield All Pro Motorcycle Hillclimb. The film is a snapshot of the riders, their bikes, and the enthusiasts that camp out on the shores of Lake Michigan for this exciting historic event.

The American Wall of Death | International Premiere
Short Documentary | Directed by Roberto Serrini | 5 minutes | U.S.A.
For such a dangerous sounding thing, there is a lot of love behind this 100 year old side-show spectacle. This documentary looks at the oldest running cycle wall of death, giving you a rare look at what goes into this stunt that has captivated audiences for over a century.

SEPTEMBER 29TH, 9:15PM

 

Klocked: Women with Horsepower | Canadian Premiere
Feature Documentary | Directed by Michelle Bauer Carpenter | 43 minutes | U.S.A.
The documentary focuses on women motorcycle land speed record holders Laura Klock and her two daughters Erika and Karlee Cobb. The three became the first mother, daughter, daughter trio in land speed racing history to set records at the same time.

The Freedom Machine | International Premiere
Short Documentary | Directed by Abel Gonzalez | 34 minutes | U.S.A.
Pro motorcycle rider Jamie Robinson embarks on a trip around Baja California to teach some remarkable locals how to ride a bike. In return, his new friends share with him the peculiar ways in which they express their personal freedom.

Howl Seat | International Premiere
Short Documentary | Directed by Radek Karko | 14 minutes | Czech Republic
A group of friends decide to go on a road trip to Biarritz, France to attend the Wheels and Waves Festival and soak in the culture associated with Café Racers. From there, they turn south to France, Italy and Spain. Although some challenges pop up, the group continues forward and takes in some spectacular scenery.

AKA Brokentooth - Canada's Ice Road Biker | Canadian Premiere
Short Documentary | Directed by Jory Lyons | 12 minutes | Canada
A brief look into a man's unique idea of vacation as he battles the odds on two wheels in Canada's great white north.

Giovanni Burlando's Vision | North American Premiere
Short Documentary | Directed by Ugo Roffi | 11 minutes | Italy
Giovanni Burlando, 75 years old and about 850 races under his belt, has competed with some of the best racers in the world such as Agostini and Pasolini. Riding on the Doria-Creto path he talks about prizes, races and his overwhelming passion for motorbikes.

SEPTEMBER 30TH, 6:30PM

 

Take None Give None: The Story of the Chosen Few MC | Canadian Premiere
Feature Documentary | Directed by Gusmano Cesaretti | 83 minutes | U.S.A.
A portrait of the Chosen Few MC, the first multiracial outlaw motorcycle club in America. The film provides a nostalgic look into the history of the club through the eyes of it's founding members and the challenges that lay ahead upholding their fundamental principles.

The Monkey and Her Driver | Canadian Premiere
Short Documentary | Directed by Ned Thanhouser | 23 minutes | U.S.A.
Two fearless women, and their stubborn sidecar, who have entered the high octane world of sidecar racing on the west coast. It is a story of true grit and determination as America's only all woman sidecar road racing team.

Virginia's Harley: A Girl's Bike | Canadian Premiere
Short Documentary | Directed by Jay Cagney | 7 minutes | U.S.A.
With not a lot of experience building motorcycles, Virginia takes her 1996 XL1200C and transforms it into her own creation through many late nights, dirty fingernails and torn gloves.​

Shinya Kimura - Chabott Engineering | International Premiere
Short Documentary | Directed by Henrik Hansen | 3 minutes | U.S.A.
Shinya Kimura is a Japanese born custom motorcycle builder. In 1992, Shinya founded Zero Engineering and quickly gained a reputation for his minimalistic and vintage aesthetic. He moved to California in 2006 and set up Chabott Engineering where he works to push the boundary from custom motorcycles to bikes as art.

SEPTEMBER 30TH, 9:15PM


Dream Racer | Canadian Premiere
Feature Documentary | Directed by Simon Lee | 93 minutes | Australia
Dream Racer shows the legendary Dakar Rally in its purest form - no sponsors, no multi-million dollar team, not even a mechanic - just one rider, a motorbike, a film maker and the world's most dangerous motor race.

The Little Person Inside | Canadian Premiere
Short Documentary | Directed by Tom Long | 11 minutes | United Kingdom
The truly inspiring story of Talan Skeels Piggins who was paralyzed in an accident. Despite the monumental challenges, he continues to compete in motorcycle road racing.

Trail Master | Canadian Premiere
Short Documentary | Directed by Matthew Sanders | 9 minutes | U.S.A.
Reid Brown, an Oregon Forest Service Specialist and avid off-road motorcycle racer has earned his dream job. He is in charge of managing the 500 miles of motorcycle trails in the Tillamook State Forest, Oregon. His family has a rich history with the forest with his parents and grand parents having built many of the original trails.

The Road is Calling and I Must Go | World Premiere
Short Narrative | Directed by Dmitry Khazhinov | 6 minutes | U.S.A.
A dream like journey through some breathtakingly beautiful lanscape.

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