A documentary following the lives of motorcycle racers and racing enthusiasts, including actor Steve McQueen. Featuring the legendary Malcolm Smith, this Bruce Brown film is a timeless classic unmatched by todays backyard video conglomeration. Bruce Brown is a master of entertaining quality videos. His coverage of these classic events will keep you on your toes.
Charge captures a pivotal moment in motor sport history - the dawn of the zero-emissions racing era. It came on June 12th 2009, the day of the world's first zero-emissions motorcycle grand prix. The race took place on the Isle of Man TT course, the most demanding and deadly circuit on the planet. The film begins in early 2009 amid the hectic preparations for the race and concludes over a year later at the 2010 TT Zero. The second race sees a huge leap in performance - proof that racing really does improve the breed and that maniacs on motorcycles can be a force for global good. We follow the fortunes of several teams in the run-up to the 2009 race and on their return in 2010, from swaggering US hotshots MotoCzysz to shoestring Anglo-Indian contenders Team Agni and local heroes ManTTx Racing. Charge is the dramatic and highly entertaining inside story of an unlikely group of pioneers - obsessed visionaries, ambitious businessmen, new-tech eccentrics, government ministers and hardcore racers - from as far afield as India, the USA, Germany and Britain. It's a human story as well as a technological one - the teams' hopes for personal glory and commercial success ride on their green machines. It's about the dream of a clean, green world. It's about the dream of winning.
After tragically losing his wife to breast cancer and struggling to raise three young children on his own, real life super hero and modern day 'Forrest Gump,' Terry Hitchcock seized on an idea. He wanted to accomplish the impossible: run 75 consecutive marathons in 75 consecutive days to bring attention to the incredibly difficult lives of single-parent families. He ran in spite of freezing rain and unbearable heat, in spite of chest pains and bone fractures that wracked his 57-year-old body. He just kept running - each day, every day. Narrated by Billy Bob Thornton.
Spirit of the Marathon is the first film to capture the passion, drama and essence of the famed 26.2-mile Chicago Marathon. Intimate, fascinating portraits of six runners from all walks of life unfold as the film follows seasoned athletes and amateurs alike in their preparation for the big race. See why the Los Angeles Times said "Even if you've never run for anything but a bus, you'll... get swept up in this movie's inspiring journey"!
The Doctor, The Tornado and The Kentucky Kid is the electrifying follow-up to Mark Neale's 2004 MotoGP smash hit Faster. Narrated by Ewan McGregor, the movie tells the story of the biggest motorcycle race in American history, the 2005 Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at Laguna Seca, California. It's a tale of extraordinary characters chasing a dream in the face of real danger, under unimaginable pressure, with no margin for error. For lovers of maximum adrenaline action, this is the pure, unadulterated, 100% genuine article.
From the producers of the award-winning documentary Spirit of the Marathon, this highly-anticipated sequel follows seven runners from around the world as they journey to the starting line of the Rome Marathon.
Spirit of the Marathon II weaves the compelling stories of each runner - the trials and the triumphs -- that paved their road to Rome. The documentary also features insightful interviews with marathon greats such as Stefano Baldini, Paula Radcliffe, Frank Shorter, and many others, as they offer perspective and insight into this legendary race.
In the most thrilling trip into Baltimore since The Wire, we follow Pug, a precocious kid who will stop at nothing to join the 12 O'Clock Boys a notorious dirt bike pack who perform death-defying stunts while evading the police.
Filmmaker Peter McCarthy was randomly attacked on a night out in Galway City (Ireland), leaving him badly scarred and threatening the vision in his left eye. On his recovery Peter came across an article on Muay Thai boxing in a newspaper and decided to leave Ireland for Thailand and learn how to defend himself. FIGHT OR FLIGHT documents Peter's journey over several years in Thailand as he goes from novice in Muay Thai to fighting in semi-professional bouts in arenas full to capacity around Thailand. Through the course of his experiences in Muay Thai, Peter learns that behind his compulsion to fight lies fear and ultimately a deep-seated anger that has driven him to risk his body in the ring.
The Art of Flight features equal parts action and adventure mixed with the inevitable drama encountered along the way, presenting viewers with an exclusive opportunity to appreciate firsthand what it feels like to take part in these exhilarating endeavors. Brace yourself for a new breed of action sports film as Red Bull Media House, in association with Brain Farm Digital Cinema, present The Art of Flight, a Curt Morgan film. This recipe yields the most comprehensive look ever into the quest to progress snowboarding to previously unimaginable heights. Two years in the making, The Art of Flight gives iconic snowboarder Travis Rice and friends the opportunity to redefine what is possible in the mountains. Experience the highs, as new tricks are landed and new zones opened, alongside the lows, where avalanches, accidents and wrong turns strike. Receive unprecedented access to the best snowboarders in the world as Rice handpicks his accomplices from the top riders of our time including John Jackson, Mark Landvik, Scotty Lago, Nicolas Muller, DCP, Mark McMorris, Jake Blauvelt, Pat Moore and Jeremy Jones. Join in the sometimes successful, often trying quest to open up new, unexplored mountains. Chilean Patagonia’s Darwin Range, Alaska’s Tordrillo Range, Wyoming’s Snake River Range, Aspen, Colorado, the Andes, as well as British Columbia’s Kootenay Mountains, Revelstoke and Goat Range are the stage for this epic production. Immerse yourself in the cinematic experience as Brain Farm and their ever-expanding arsenal of filmmaking technology and tools are used to capture the dramatic beauty of the culture, wildlife and stunning scenic landscapes the riders take in along the way. This fall, the creators of That’s It, That’s All and Brain Farm’s all star production team completely rewrite the formula for action sports cinema with The Art of Flight.
Filmmaker Christopher Browne documents the mission of a group of middle-aged bowlers as they attempt to revitalize the sport and get the television-watching public interested in it again. MPAA Rating: R