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August 23, 2012

On Any Sunday (1971)

Wednesday, August 29th

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!!

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‘Desert racers are nice people’

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.


Chris, Jupiter’s Motorcycles



Now get out and ride. See you Sunday!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 29, 2012 4:17 PM

    … some of the best slo-motion action shots ever seen of vintage bikes…or really any bikes in general. Best to watch w/o the sound and a faith no more album blasting on full tilt


  2. August 29, 2012 4:19 PM

    …and a cheek full of coca leaves


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