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Cine Meccanica at Jupiter’s Motorcycles! April 24th

April 10, 2010

Saturday April 24th, 7pm

Jupiter’s Motorcycles

119 8th street, Brooklyn 11215 (F,R, G train to 9th & 4th)

Individual Drip Coffee by Cafe Meccanica, snacks by The Wooden Spoonful, Classic cars and bikes, and a screening of the motorbike classic “On Any Sunday”

what else could you ask for?!

Click here for a printable Flyer

On Any Sunday (1971)

Bruce Brown directs what is the endless summer of motorcycle movies, “On Any Sunday.” Men on Motorcycle racing (and I mean seriously racing) on dirt, asphalt, salt and even ice.  Back in the 70’s, America liked its porn funky and its motorcycle racers made of steel. At least 4 times during this movie they mention the racer taking of some cast holding whatever broken part of their body off in order to race at 120 plus miles on a dirt course.  Don’t worry I didn’t give anything way – this is only the subplot of the movie “like Homer trying to find Lincoln’s Gold.”

Brown follows a few racers through their journey to being #1 on the AMA riding tour.  Cutting back and forth between the average rider and the professional he paints a picture of the ridiculous things people do in the name of motorcycling.  The Hill Climbing segment makes the most sense in the context of the movie – a bunch of hillbillies trying to ride a motorcycle up and over a hill that no body has ever been able to get over.  Finally, one biker makes it over after 7 years of people trying for the sole  purpose of motorcycling.

Like Endless Summer, Brown leaves it open – with the declaration that riding makes no sense but in the same way perfect sense because people do it because they love it.  Its a Love Story between Man and Bike – instead of Boy and Girl.  Like Shakespear – Brown’s love story does nothing but document the crazy acts of people in love. Obvious out comes do not deter you from watching – more importantly it brings you closer to anybody who have ever been in love with a motorcycle.



Jupiter’s Motorcycles


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