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August 16, 2012

The NYC Premier of

White Knuckle: The Story of the Motorcycle Cannonball (2012)

Wednesday, August 22nd

Film starts at 8pm

Lady Jay’s

633 Grand St (bet Leonard & Manhattan), Bklyn, NY 11211

Free popcorn, Juke Box Meccanica, $2 Bingo for Prizes. PRIZES!

Delicious home made BBQ This week by Happy Homesteader…food hits the grill at 7:30pm, so come hungry and come early!!

‘9 out of 10 people haven’t seen a pre 1916 motorcycle’

NY based Filmmaker and traditional hot rod builder Brian Darwas has, as Atomic Hot Rods, released several in depth and entertaining feature documentaries. Each film covers a unique vehicular topic and Darwas’ documents every subject; it’s history, characters and the overall culture, with an in depth yet fluid, fast paced style that will make anyone feel the need for speed.

Here at Cine Meccanica, we’re proud to present the NYC Premier of his latest film, White Knuckle: The story of the Motorcycle Cannonball, and look forward to the next one. Enjoy!

– Corinna Mantlo

(note: The Motorcycle Cannonball makes the The 2904 look like a trip around the block. Yeesh.)

‘basically…we’re gonna race pre ’16 motorcycles…across the country’

Ride along with Hot Rod Builder and Award Winning Filmmaker Brian Darwas as he travels coast to coast on the ultimate antique motorcycle endurance run, “The Motorcycle Cannonball”.

‘i was constantly tinkering to find the sweet spot’

Witness as these bikes are pushed past their limits!  Get an upfront look at parking lot engine rebuilds!  and watch as the top guys in the motorcycle industry machine parts in the back of their vans to keep their bikes on the  road, and in the race! 

‘The hardest thing was to realize that everything moved forward at 40mph…all day long’

I followed some friends as they rode on the first Motorcycle Cannonball.  The run was all pre-1916 motorcycles. Some were single cylinder engines, some had no transmissions (just a belt and a tensioner). They started in Kitty Hawk, NC and rode clear across the country to Santa Monica, CA.  Literally “Coast to Coast”, on all secondary roads, no highways! . . and since I like to witness pain and suffering I tagged along and made a movie about the trip.  –  Brian Darwas

Check out, and purchase the films of Brian Darwas on the website, or swing by the screening to pick up your very own copy in person. Support Independent filmmakers!

White Knuckle: The Story Of The Motorcycle Cannonball 

A sweet Sickness

The Devil At Your Feet

The Road To Bonneville

Think you’ve got what it takes to participate in the next Motorcycle Cannonball? Find out HERE


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