Links for this episode come straight out of my conversation with Caius Tenche, founder of the Toronto Motorcycle Film Festival. There’s the venue in which it is being held, the Revue Cinema in Toronto, Ontario. If you’re interested in going, the TMFF happens 3-6 October 2019, and an all-access ticket costs CAN$60, about US$45. (If you go to two seatings each night, that’s about US$11 per session, which is what a movie costs at my local big-box movie theater.)
Caius mentioned the New York Motorcycle Film Festival, but it looks like that event died after the 2017 run. There’s another motorcycle film festival I found that didn’t come up in the conversation, the PDX Motorcycle Film Festival in Portland, Oregon, on 24-25 January 2020.
When I went looking for other motorcycle film festivals, I found a blog post on MotoCulture listing a bunch of them – Toronto and Portland, plus ones in Rome, Italy; Nice, France; Lisbon, Portugal; and one that moves around a bit – for my Australian listeners, the Adventure Travel Film Festival will be in Bright, Victoria, from 14-16 February 2020. (Let me know if you’re going to plan to go.)
Here’s a list of the films Caius talks about:
- Stories of Bike
- Dream Racer
- Oil in the Blood – comes out on DVD on 14 October, now available for order on Amazon UK. (I just ordered my copy!)
- Article about Wayne, the documentary about Wayne Gardner
- TMFF page about I Hate Ladies
- Black Lightning – The Rollie Free Story
The inspiration for this episode came from a listener, so if you have an idea for somebody I should talk to about their role in the motorcycle industry at large, don’t hesitate to drop me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll do my best to get them on the show!
By way of a bonus link, I want to be a little self-serving and remind you we’ve had filmmakers on the show twice before, early on when Daniel Rintz joined us in Episode 6, and later in Season 1 when Eric Ristau and Neil Olson joined us in Episode 20. If you’re new to the show and interested in films about motorcycles and motorcyclists, be sure to check those episodes out.
Thanks as always to our sponsors, Dunlop Motorcycle Tires and the BMW Motorcycle Owners of America. Check out their websites, buy their products, join them … and tell them you heard about them on Chasing the Horizon.
AIMExpo is right around the corner and taking place in Columbus, Ohio, for the second time. Dunlop is in Booth 1748; the MOA is in Booth 2511. I’ll be visiting both booths regularly throughout the weekend, so stop by and say hello. You can get tickets for the consumer days (Saturday and Sunday, 28-29 September) through the AIMExpo website. If you’re an MOA member, you can get discounted tickets.
Next episode will feature my conversation with Rene Cormier, I PROMISE! I wanted to get Caius’ episode out before the film festival happened, so that meant pushing Rene back an episode. I hope you understand.
See you out there somewhere on the road – or off it! Ride safe.