We are stoked to announce a special screening of "Easy Rider" (1969) on Wednesday 9/23 at 8pm. Special guests include: Associate Producer Cliff Vaughs and Sound Engineer Larry Marcus – the ‘lost’ film crew who built the Easy Rider choppers. Hosted by Paul d’Orleans, The Vintagent, in conjunction with Cine Meccanica. The classic film will put the 3rd Annual MFF on the road!
Catching up with co-founder Jack Drury, Nicole Disser of Bedford + Bowery got Jack to sit still long enough to interview him about his interest in motorcycles, the origins of the MFF with Corinna Mantlo, and the state of moto film and culture now.
Head on over to the "Reel Psyched" column to read more.
The selections for the 3rd Annual 2015 Motorcycle Film Festival are:
MFF 2015 Short Narratives
Making Common Sense, by Wyatt Seaverns
My Mom's Motorcycle, by Douglas Gautraud
Northern Catalyst, by G. Logan Dellinger & Michael J. Heath
MFF 2015 Short Documentaries
The Coast to Coast Trial, by Greg Villalobos
Les Armes Du Plaisir - Chase Stopnik, by Mark Choiniere
Faster Son: Shinya Kimura, by Oliver DeFilippo
Fifty Years Of Kicks, Anthony Kerr
Moto Borgotaro, by Roberto Serrini
Outside the Frame, by Tristan Wheelock
Riding South for Fiestas, by Ian Talbot-Jones
Salt Fever, by Manuel Rosario
Stories of Bike: Answers, by Cam Elkins
Stories of Bike: Discovery, by Cam Elkins
TROG, by Stephen Marino
Trouble In Paradise - Cycle Zombies, by Pierre David
Two-stroked: A Love Story, by Jacqui Carriere
Why I Ride - Ep. 2: Francie, by Trevor Gavin
MFF 2015 Short Experimental
Cope, by Jacob Moss
Rosemary, by Eric David Wallace
Stelvio2Stelvio, by Andrea Livio
Single Roads In The Wood Of Odes, by Ernie-Troelf
The Warrior's Way, by Pedro Asturiano
Mutant Zombie Bikers From Outer Space, by Thomas Zickuhr
MFF 2015 Feature Documentaries
The Art Of Moto, by Mark Homan
The Carlsbad USGP: 1980, by Todd Huffman
Dirtbag II: The Return of the Rattler, Paolo Asuncion
L'équipée rides the Himalayas, by Cécile Ney
Dream Racer, by Simon Lee
The Greasy Hand Preachers, by Arthur de Kersauson & Clément Beauvais
Morbidelli - a story of men and fast motorcycles, by Jeffrey Zani
Out Of Nothing, by Andrew Lahmann
The Ragged Edge, by Matt Sienkiewicz
Road Less Traveled, by James Beatty
Speed, Mud & Glory, by Dee Dee Wallauer
MFF 2015 Feature Narrative
Rumbling, by Adolf Zika
Thank you to all for your submissions; we were quite overwhelmed.
You can check the schedule here. We're looking forward to seeing you at the flicks!.
Mark Hoyer is the Editor-in-Chief of Cycle World magazine and has been testing and writing about motorcycle since 1993, when he was first hired as a copy editor at Cycle News...
A rider since 14, he started on dirt with a Honda XR75. He hit the street at 16 with a 1979 Yamaha RD400 Daytona Special, which he totaled not long after. His motojournalist career began at Cycle News in 1993 as a temporary copy editor, where he was brought on full-time shortly after, and became managing editor about 8 months later. He’s been testing bikes and writing about them ever since, all around the world on dirt and asphalt.
In 1999, he was hired at Cycle World, becoming Editor-in-Chief in 2009.
“Motorcycles are a fundamental element of leading a rich life of big adventure and meeting interesting people. More people should know this, and well-made motorcycle films are a great way of spreading the word and capturing the magic of riding.
I'm honored to be a part of the Motorcycle Film Festival and excited to see it growing. It's the type of event that both celebrates this kind of filmmaking and should encourage more great work there in the coming years.”
Ultan Guilfoyle quintessentially combines motorcycles, art, and cinema. Ultan was curatorial advisor for the Guggenheim Museum for their groundbreaking, blockbuster exhibition "The Art of the Motorcycle." One of the best attended museum exhibitions...ever, "The Art of the Motorcycle" has been credited with reintroducing motorcycles to the general public as beautiful machines and artistic endeavors, not the hooliganism associated with the immediate post-war era.
Guilfoyle is no stranger to the world of cinema either. He is a producer with several films under his belt and known for his productions known "Robert Rauschenberg: Making It Big" (1998), "1071 Fifth Avenue: Frank Lloyd Wright & the Guggenheim Museum" (1994), and "The Kimbell at 40" (2013). Guilfoyle produced "Sketches of Frank Gehry" (2006) which was an Official Selection of the Cannes Film Festival. Incidentally, Frank Gehry was the exhibition designer for "The Art of the Motorcycle." Guilfoyle's attention to art and architecture provides him with a keen eye for style, structure, and concept.
It’s a good goddamn sign when people take it upon themselves to create an event (that holy shit, doesn’t even exist?!) like the Motorcycle Film Festival. And it’s a helluva feeling when it’s Jack and Corinna tapping you to participate and even be a judge. Hot Damn!
I love movies, photography, music, bikes, culture, style, history…on and on. That’s what The Selvedge Yard is all about. So to be able to be apart of something as special as the MFF, which brings it all together on the big screen is a huge honor. Growing up as a kid in a biker household (fancy word for trailer…) I was obsessed with the imagery, style, energy, and influence of movie classics like The Wild One, Easy Rider, Billy Jack, Rebel Rousers, and more!
Being in the menswear business now for the past 20 yrs, I’m highly in-tune with the influences made by many of the iconic motorcycle films that I mentioned, and I’ve gone to great lengths over the years learning about the bikes involved in these iconic films, the guys that built them, the sound and score of the films, and of course the style and clothing worn that continues to inspire to this day. It’s all a beautiful menagerie of what I love and where I’ve come from. Back when I was coming up, having a Harley and tattoos meant you were on the fringe. Now it just means you’re stop is probably on the L train.
The Dad I knew was a pretty fucking hardcore biker—a machinist, dirty, no whining, take no shit, get ‘er done, kind of guy. I was expected to do my part, like wash the bike, find a place to dump the used oil, hold the timing light, pass the tools without having to be told what tool was needed next, feed and cleanup after the dobie, and most importantly—watch his motherfucking Harley. If it ever got stolen, I knew it would be my fault. I slept with one eye open, bitch. All this to say that many of the biker flicks I’ve seen over the years are pretty easy to shoot holes in for their inauthenticity, and are more someone’s idea of the motorcycle lifestyle than the reality, because they really had no idea what the lifestyle was about.
I’m truly pumped that there’s now a true Motorcycle Film Festival-- by and for those in the community that is going to kick ass. And I’m very proud to be a part of it.
See you all there!