Wednesday Free Pre-Party

5:00pm Art Show

Curated by Stacie B. London, join us at Genuine Motorworks for a display of art by contemporary artists and motorcycle builders.


8:00pm Film: Take it to the limit (1981)

Join us at the Gutter with special guest Peter Starr as we screen his highly acclaimed film that examines motorcycle culture from the 1960s and 70s. Starr covers road racing, motocross and desert racing, drag racing, trials and more. See and hear the famous racers from the era in action, and even ride with the legendary Mike “The Bike” Hailwood on a 190 MPH lap of the infamous Isle of Mann TT.


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Thursday 6:00pm screening

Short: Roper #7
Filmmaker: Don Lange
This short film glimpses into the storied career of a vintage racing legend and the first American to win a race at the Isle of Man, Dave Roper.

Feature: Somewhere Else Tomorrow
Filmmaker: Daniel Rintz
A day-dreamer rides around the world on a motorcycle, surviving only on money he makes along the way, until he finds what he wasn’t even seeking.

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Thursday 8:30pm screening

Short: Tom Fugle
Filmmaker: Scott Pommier
Longtime bike-builder, 72-year-old Tom Fugle is working to complete a chopper for the Born Free motorcycle show. After years of toiling in relative obscurity and near poverty, Tom’s work is at last getting some recognition.

Short: Sump
Filmmakers: Greg Kiger and Chris Ryan
Mike Henneberry, resident mechanic at Sump Motorcycles, waxes poetic about the look, sound, and smell of certain vintage bikes. Wrenching for 18 years, he is St. Louis’ own motorcycle craftsman and working-class hero.

Short: Why I Ride: Passion at Work
Filmmaker: Trevor Gavin
A short, inspirational documentary that seeks to encompass the spirit of motorcycle riding.

Feature: Dirtbag
Filmmaker: Paolo Asuncion
The Dirtbag Challenge is an annual contest...and a concept. Meet the builders and witness the talent and passion birthing these one-of-a-kind creations--—an inside look at their motivations, their machines, and the event. Find out what makes these Dirtbags...anything but.

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FRIDAY 2:30pm screening

SHORT: STORIES OF BIKE: DREAM
Filmmaker: Cam Elkins
From age seven, motorbikes enthralled her with their looks, sound and sense of freedom, Jodie made it her dream to surround herself with bikes. Bikes had been on the sidelines, until she changed careers in the pursuit of dreams.

SHORT: THE GREEN LANE RELAY
Filmmaker: Greg Villalobos
In England and Wales, of 208,205 miles of road 6,000 are off-road. From northern England to London and back, Greg off-roads it as possible. No map. No GPS. No backup. On a KTM meant to be serviced every 15 hours.

FEATURE: KONIGREICH KLITMOLLER: HEMI RIDE
Filmmaker: Arthur Heisler
Five friends take an unusual trip for an unusual reason. Definitely not your run of the mill road trip movie!

FEATURE: MISSION MANX
Filmmaker: Christoph KoehlerZ
Accompany four friends making their dream come true by riding their boxer engines from Berlin to the legendary Isle of Man. Loaded with what the “horses” could carry…without luxury. Instead bonfire, dust and freedom.

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FRIDAY 5:00pm screening

SHORT: DRIVEN TO RIDE
Filmmaker: Michelle Bauer Carpenter
Women continue to push the boundaries of 2-wheeled freedom. The call of the road stirs in their blood. A call they answer down Interstates, black-tops, and country roads-—embracing the wild exhilaration of acceleration…Driven to Ride.

SHORT: REVOLUTIONS
Filmmaker: David Borras
Revolutions reveals a day in the life of El Solitario: the workshop; the nature and paths around it; their technique; the permeating rain; and the deep understanding and application of the laws of causality and sustainability.

SHORT: THE MUSEUM
Filmmaker: Tom Rochester
A short film documenting Martin Squires as he sketches motorcycles in the National Motorcycle Museum (UK) in order to produce a large-scale drawing to celebrate the Museum’s 30th anniversary.

FEATURE: 1 MAP FOR 2
Filmmakers: Roberto Montanari and Danilo Caracciolo
A one year trip through 5 continents, 35 countries and 4 revolutions between 1957 and 1958. An extraordinary enterprise from the past through the eyes of two guys with two motorcycles, a 16mm camera and just one pocket map.

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FRIDAY 7:45pm screening

SHORT: OLD DELHI MOTORCYCLES
Filmmakers: Tanveer Singh and Inderjit Singh
Far from the world of doctors, engineers, and management gurus there’s a world of engine oil, brakes, and gears in a dirty mechanic’s shop in a chaotic Indian alleyway. Old Dehli Motorcycles honors these oil coated hands.

FEATURE: ON ANY SUNDAY, THE NEXT CHAPTER
Filmmaker: Dana Brown
On Any Sunday, The Next Chapter continues a family tradition of engaging characters and heartfelt stories and passes the torch to the next generation. A lot has happened in the past 40 years, but the passion for riding is timeless and continues today.

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MFF Friday Night Party - 10:30pm

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BANDS: JULIA HALTIGAN and DR. SICK

DJ: TIM NOSEBLEED

Julia Haltigan captivates audiences with stories of her travels with her seductive and flirtatious music. In 2012 she was featured on Café Racer with her 1970 Triumph Bonneville.

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Dr. Sick is a musical jack of all trades, seamlessly jumping from bluegrass to tango to death metal to swing.

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Saturday 12:30pm screening

SHORT: BIXENTE MOTO
Filmmaker: Douglas Guillot-Skupien
This short documentary is about Bixente the owner of Bixente Moto, a French custom garage in Biarritz, France.

SHORT: FARMER’S RACER
Filmmaker: Magnus Jakobsson
Surrounded by spruce forests and meadows these craftsmen create beauty from metal and leather. The film shows the old Swedish way about farmers and their motorcycles and the idea, philosophy, and history behind their workshop.

FEATURE: THE BADGER: MADE IN TRENTON
Filmmaker: Drue Pennella
Can an unlikely Royal Enfield based project hit the track as a road racer, set four land speed records, and flat track over the course of one month? Find out as Leon Stanley builds “The Badger” to compete in all three disciplines.

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Saturday 2:30pm screening

SHORT: LIFE
Filmmaker: David Borras
The film illustrates the atmosphere and conditions surrounding El Solitario’s creative ground and inspirational provenance: wild, rugged, thrilling, often beautiful, sometimes creepy...but always uncompromising.

SHORT: DSC FORMULA
Filmmakers: David Gwyther, Joe Marcantonio, Matt Wakeham
An artist profile combined with ten rules to follow with motorcycles and in life.

FEATURE: SHOOTER & WHITLEY
Filmmaker: Laura Stewart
A 16mm film that crosses the tracks on the outskirts of town where an outlaw motorcycle club reigns supreme in a no man’s land by the rail yards. Shot without a script, the lives of the club members play out against the backdrop of a Midwestern city bereft of opportunities.

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Saturday 4:15pm screening - All Shorts Screening

SHORT: DJANGO
Filmmakers: Jim Demuth & Posy Dixon
Noisey travels to India to stand in the middle of large lumps of speeding metal in the infamous Indian Well of Death in Allahabad to film a video for “Wor.” They met a bunch of guys with the most rock solid testicles ever.

SHORT: VINCENT BLACK LIGHTNING
Filmmaker: Cat Bruce
Follow the heartwarming, yet tragic, story of Red Molly and James in this short animated music film about love, motorbikes and a redheaded girl.

SHORT: GABE GRIFFIN DKS!
Filmmaker: Ian Beaudoux
An in-depth look at The Heathens MF and the rock-n-roll band spawned from the 1970s Motorcycle Club. Original Heathens MF footage and interviews reveal the mischief and mayhem that closed the infamous Motorcycle Family.

SHORT: FOLLOW YOUR FEARS
Filmmaker: Yali Sharon
A strong-willed FMX rider constructs a 60 foot ramp to launch him high enough to parachute down. Without funding or major sponsors he fights to overcome impossible obstacles and make his childhood dream a reality.

SHORT: CATALINA GRAND PRIX
Filmmaker: Toast Boyd
Held for the first time since the 1950s, this historic Island Race brought racers from around the world to Catalina Island for an epic day of vintage motocross.

SHORT: CHINA ON 3 WHEELS
Filmmaker: Frédéric Henriques
The best way to see China’s big beautiful country is from the seat of a sidecar.

SHORT: THE PURCHASE
Filmmakers: Gabriel Jimenez & Carlos Spaltro
“Rush of the young joy to get the most important thing in his life before it is too late.” Amen to that...

SHORT: STORIES OF BIKE: ROMANCE
Filmmaker: Cam Elkins
Chris doesn’t part with romances lightly. After giving the dirt racers away, he realized he needed bikes in his life. Thus began life as a road rider and building a ‘71 Triumph bobber that would bring solace during a time of heartache.

SHORT: THE ART OF CORNERING
Filmmaker: Vance Malone
Better than a horse, better than a bicycle. Superbike race guru Keith Code talks about the allure and dangers of riding a motorcycle through turns.

SHORT: TOKYO DIRT
Filmmaker: Matthew Roberts
Speedtractor teamed with Animal Boat CC and Iceblock Films to find there is dirt in Tokyo...you just have to look. Includes rare interview footage with Daisuke Mukasa, renowned builder of ‘60s and ‘70s Honda customs and racers.

SHORT: THE REAPER CHRONICLES
Filmmaker: Thomas Zickuhr
Two bikes, a hobo, the Grim Reaper, big guns, and fast bikes. ‘Nuff said?

SHORT: THE DELIVERY
Filmmaker: Rafe Pugh and Chris Fergusson
Not your average delivery men, Rafe and Alec build a friend’s bike and surprise deliver it over 1000 miles away to Perpignan in the south of France.

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Saturday 6:30pm screening

SHORT: NO ORDINARY PASSENGER
Filmmaker: Cabell Hopkins
Stan Dibben, a winner of the World Sidecar Championship in 1953, recounts the thrills and perils of his profession.

FEATURE: PENTON: THE JOHN PENTON STORY
Filmmaker: Todd Huffman
John Penton is a motorcycle pioneer with a long list of motorcycling accomplishments. An international off-road racing career revealed the need for a smaller machine. His Penton motorcycles introduced riding to a new generation, and changed the motorcycle industry forever.

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MFF Awards Ceremony - 9:30pm

Find out which films receive Best Feature Documentary, Short Documentary, Feature Narrative, and Short Narrative, as well as the coveted Best of Show and the audience-selected People’s Choice Awards.

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MFF Saturday Night Party - 10:30pm

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BANDS: DADDY LONG LEGS and THE GOLDEN GRASS

DJ: SOMMER SANTORO

From the Norton Records label comes one of the wildest groups of the current roots and blues revolution! Daddy Long Legs, named for its harp-blowing, blues-bellowing frontman, growls, barks, and wails. His partners in crime are cut from the same sweat-and-whiskey-soaked cloth.

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The Golden Grass is a soulful, heavy, psychedelic boogie band. The three-piece plays feel-good music influenced by heavy ‘70s jamming and rocking.

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MFF Sunday Closing Party - 2pm

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The Selvedge Yard presents a work in progress by Michael Schmidt and an afternoon of BBQ and beverages at Lady Jay’s at 633 Grand Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

FILM: GOING TO FUGLE

Filmmaker: Michael Schmidt
Follow four bikers riding their old choppers cross-country on the Lincoln highway. The only place they really plan on stopping is at Tom Fugle’s. They encounter the great American road trip, what real freedom feels like, the state of the country, and an understanding of chopper tradition.

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