Author Topic: Dave Roper Film Screening...from The Larz Anderson Museum...March 23...$10  (Read 745 times)

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Motorcycle Man: A Virtual Screening and Discussion • Tue. March 23, 2021 • 7pm

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 7pm
ONLINE PRESENTATION

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.”

AWARDS
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

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I heard and met Dave Roper at a fund-raising dinner at Vanson Leathers a few years ago.  He talked extensively about his IOM experience.  It was a real treat. I’m hoping my schedule permits screening this.  It’s worth throwing $10.00 into the pot regardless.
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Is this the same Dave Roper of Wild Guzzi fame?
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Is this the same Dave Roper of Wild Guzzi fame?

 That's "Pete" Roper , a great mechanic , but even by his own admission really slow  :laugh:

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Steve I couldn't find a link to register. ??
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 I have to say I have had the honor of bing passed by Dave Roper on while riding on Steve's Tiddler tour. And one time with a half hour head start ,with having to take a ferry crossing.
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When I began riding with that group I was warned. 'Don't pass Dave. If you do you will be chain whipped'. So far so good. The mans kindness is above all others. Enjoy the ride.  R3~

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I registered and donated to the museum.  Two worthy causes in my view.  Now to explain to my lovely wife that I need to watch a movie in the middle of our Florida vacation...
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March 23rd 7PM  ---- what time zone?

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Eastern Standard...Larz Anderson is in Brookline, Massachusetts.

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I have visited the museum in Brookline. It's worth a look if you are in Boston.

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Re: Dave Roper Film Screening...from The Larz Anderson Museum...March 23...$10
« Reply #14 on: October 28, 2021, 06:09:07 PM »
For those of you who have not seen the documentary. I got this email a few days ago:

Coming to PBS: Motorcycle Man

Friends and supporters,

We have been showing "Motorcycle Man," our short documentary about Dave Roper, to audiences in the United States and Europe in recent months, with events in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Lisbon (Portugal), Berlin (Germany) and the UK. Most screenings have been followed by lively discussions with Dave about everything from his favorite racetracks to his advice for young racers.

Now we're getting ready to bring the film to a wider audience: public television viewers across the United States. "Motorcycle Man" will make its television debut on Vermont PBS starting on November 11 (it will be available to stream on the station's website for one month). The Vermont PBS broadcast area includes Vermont as well as parts of New York, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Quebec, Canada. Check your local listings for broadcast times.

Meanwhile, we are working on plans for a national PBS broadcast and subsequent regional broadcasts over the next three years. As part of that effort, we have an opportunity to work with a small number of corporate or individual sponsors who would be recognized each time "Motorcycle Man" airs on PBS. If you or your company would like to reach PBS viewers across the country by sponsoring our broadcast, please reply to this message or email me at dlovering@bagamormedia.com for more details. Sponsorship fees go directly toward the cost of making and distributing the film.

Thanks to everyone who has attended one of our screenings this year or supported the film in other ways. And to those of you in the United States, we look forward to bringing you "Motorcycle Man" over the airwaves soon!

Daniel Lovering
Director/Producer, "Motorcycle Man"

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Re: Dave Roper Film Screening...from The Larz Anderson Museum...March 23...$10
« Reply #15 on: November 28, 2021, 09:25:09 AM »
Now showing on Vermont PBS https://www.vermontpbs.org/madehere/
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Re: Dave Roper Film Screening...from The Larz Anderson Museum...March 23...$10
« Reply #16 on: November 28, 2021, 10:11:24 AM »
That was fun! :bow:
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