Take a trip at 265 mph!
On Any Sunday (1971)
Wednesday, August 21st
Film starts at 8pm
633 Grand St (bet Leonard & Manhattan), Bklyn, NY 11211
Free popcorn, Juke Box Meccanica, $2 Bingo for Prizes. PRIZES!
‘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!