Motorcycle Man: A Virtual Screening and Discussion • Tue. March 23, 2021 • 7pm
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 7pm
Please join us virtually for a rare opportunity to screen the award-winning short documentary Motorcycle Man and speak with the star and director.
Please note the screening and discussion will occur separately. Each registered participant will be given a code to screen the film up to 72 hours prior to the discussion.
MOTORCYCLE MAN (trailer)
Motorcycle Man is a short documentary about a man who has pursued a single passion in life: motorcycle racing. Dave Roper has raced every year since 1972, competing at racetracks around the world and winning a reputation as a folk hero of the sport.
But Roper is hardly an adrenaline addict. He takes a philosophical approach to racing, viewing it as a test of mental and physical abilities. As he enters his twilight years, Roper reflects on the unconventional path he has followed in life, the dangers he has faced and the choices he has made.
Motorcycle Man follows Roper from a workshop in Brooklyn to his home on Long Island to a racetrack in Canada. Along the way he encounters autograph-seeking admirers, old friends and fellow racers eager to test their skills on the track. It also delves into Roper's past, including his victory at the UK’s Isle of Man Tourist Trophy in 1984, when he became the first American ever to win the notoriously dangerous race.
Motorcycle Man celebrates the speed, sweat and thrill of motorcycle racing, while offering a meditation on craft, obsession and what it takes to pursue your dreams.
Daniel Lovering is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and journalist. He is the founder and creative director of Bagamor Media, a production company, and has worked as a cinematographer on independent documentaries and television series. His first feature-length documentary, “Through the Place,” won the Best Architecture Film award at the 2016 New Urbanism Film Festival in Los Angeles and the Festival Director’s Award at the Queen City Film Festival in Cumberland, Maryland. An experienced journalist, Daniel has reported from more than a dozen countries. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Economist and Foreign Policy, among other publications. Daniel worked for eight years as a staff writer for The Associated Press in Asia and the United States, reporting on subjects ranging from business and politics to war and natural disasters. He began his career in film and television production, working as an intern on the children’s television series “Bill Nye, the Science Guy.”
WINNER - Best Short Film - Newburyport Documentary Film Festival 2019
WINNER - Best Short Documentary - MotoTematica - Rome Motorcycle Film Festival 2019
WINNER - Best Feature - Santa Cruz Moto Film Festival 2020
WINNER - Bronze Remi Award - WorldFest Houston International Film Festival 2019
Don’t miss your chance to participate in this exciting opportunity!
$10 per person
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