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TT: Closer to the Edge (2011)
Wednesday, August 28st
Film starts at 8pm
633 Grand St (bet Leonard & Manhattan), Bklyn, NY 11211
Free popcorn, Juke Box Meccanica, $2 Bingo for Prizes. PRIZES!
And, be sure to join us Thursday the 29th for an intimate evening with Dave Roper, the only American to win the Isle Of Man, presented by Loose Screw Seminars. See the website for details and to get your tickets, which are going fast!
TT3D: Closer to the Edge is a British documentary film by first time director Richard de Aragues. The film is narrated by Jared Leto and charts the world-famous Isle of Man TT motorcycle race that takes place on the Isle of Man every year, and follows the leading riders in the 2010 race, most notably Guy Martin and Ian Hutchinson.
It was shot in 3D, and charts the racers’ dedication and the risks involved in their bid to become “King of the Mountain”. The film was released to the public in 2011 to critical acclaim and was a financial success. Grossing $2 million, it is the seventh biggest documentary hit of all time in the United Kingdom.
The film charts the build up to the 2010 races, and then documents each of the races and their results. These take place along public roads through the Isle of Man, covering 37.73 miles of terrain, and packed with thousands of spectators who have come from all over the world. Using 3D technology, Closer to the Edge captures the 2010 races and attempts to show what motivates the racers.
The film features several racers, including Guy Martin, John McGuinness, Conor Cummins, and Ian Hutchinson. McGuinness is the most successful living TT rider, having won the TT fifteen times. In 2009 Hutchinson won two TT’s in one day, another road race, the North West 200, in Northern Ireland as well as competing every week at the top of the British Superstock Championship.
The film reveals how, for more than 100 years, riders have come to the Isle of Man to compete. The narration suggests that the TT has always called for a commitment far beyond any other racing event, and since the race began over 200 people have died in the races.
The second half of the film introduces Bridget Dobbs, mother of two and widow of Paul Dobbs (“Dobsy”) who died in the 2010 races. Bridget understands and accepts that her husband, like many others, died doing the thing he loved the most in life. Despite the near fatal injuries, the film shows how those that survive all want to go back and do it again. – Wikipedia