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THE BIKERIDERS ON FILM

A showcase of extraordinary and sometimes little-known masterpieces about motorcycles and the lives around them. Expect to be surprised, entertained and enlightened by this pantheon of motorcycle culture. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Bikeriders, by Danny Lyon. Movie admission by donation - No reserved theater seating.


April 10, 2010 1:00 pm

The Wild One
(Drama) Dir. Kramer/Benedek (USA 1953) 79 mins. Not Rated

A tough biker gang invades a small California town and terrorizes the residents. This is the original motorcycle movie, starring Marlon Brando as the brooding leader of the biker gang. When a rival gang rides into town, headed by Chino (Lee Marvin), havoc begins.




April 10, 2010 3:00 pm

Girl on a Motorcycle

(Drama) Dir. Cardiff (UK, 1968) 91 mins. MPAA Rating: R

Before Easy Rider there was Girl on a Motorcycle! This is a true cult classic, starring rock legend Marianne Faithfull and French heart-throb Alain Delon. Faithfull is stunning as the leather-clad Rebecca, a love-torn woman who escapes her fiancé and mounts her Harley for a cross-country road trip. This film truly captures the late 1960's zeitgeist of "free love" and liberation.




April 10, 2010 5:00 pm

The Motorcycle Diaries
(Diarios de Motocicleta)
(Drama) Dir. Salles (Argentina/Spain, 2004) 126 mins. MPAA Rating: R

This film dramatizes a motorcycle trip across South America made by Ernesto (Che) Guevara, a young medical student and his best friend Alberto Granado. Their experience of the land and the people on this epic journey affects them profoundly. The Motorcycle Diaries gives a soulful glimpse of the awakening social conscience of the future Communist and Latino revolutionary.


April 11, 2010 1:00 pm

Quadrophenia
(Drama) Dir. Roddam/Who Films (UK, 1979) 115 mins. MPAA Rating: R

Released in 1979, Quadrophenia is a story about teen rebellion, motor-scooter Mod culture, rock music and a youthful generation seeking its identity in England of the early 1960’s. With original music by the Who, the film is a celebration of energy and the energy of youth.




April 11, 2010 3:00 pm

Touki Bouki
(Drama) Dir. Membety (Senegal, 1973) 85 mins. Not Rated

In the grand tradition of “road” movies and motorcycle odysseys, comes Touki Bouki, from Senegal in west Africa. Touki Bouki is an early film by the late director Djibril Diop Mambéty and has often been compared to Bonnie and Clyde or Easy Rider; but from a distinctly African  perspective. This is a mesmerizing, wonderful film that was groundbreaking in its unapologetic satire of neo-colonial attitudes in 1970's Senegal. Funny, rich in imagery, innovative, heartbreaking, and beautifully filmed, "Touki Bouki" is a masterpiece.


April 11, 2010 5:00 pm

Easy Rider

(Drama) Dir. Fonda/Hopper (USA, 1969) 95 mins. MPAA Rating: R

"Get Your Motor Runnin'... Head Out On the Highway… " Directed by Dennis Hopper, Easy Rider was a pioneer of the independent film movement and a box-office hit in 1969. Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper play hippie motorcyclists crossing the Southwest and encountering a crazy quilt of good and bad people. Jack Nicholson turns up in a significant role as an attorney who joins their quest for awhile and articulates society's problem with freedom; even as Fonda's and Hopper's characters embody it.

 
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