The long-awaited sequel to the iconic 1971 motorcycle movie, On Any Sunday, will be shown in Australia this week.
On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter will be part of the Tilt Film Festival showing in major cities. It will be one of two motorcycle movies – the other is Crusty Demons 20th Anniversary – along with other action documentaries about snowboarding, fighting, mountain climbing, etc.
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The 96-minute motorcycle documentary has been made by Dana Brown, son of Bruce Brown who made the laconic original as well as the classic surf film, The Endless Summer. On Any Sunday was nominated for an Academy Award nomination for Best Documentary Feature.
The contemporary film looks much classier and more professionally produced although it seems to lack the wit, innocence and endearing humour of the original.
It featured an insider look at the racers of the time in a variety of disciplines and had the added star value of Steve McQueen, a Hollywood legend an accomplished racer. McQueen, who represented America in the 1964 International Six-Day Trials also helped Brown finance his documentary.
While Dana’s film lacks that star power, it does include the top echelon of motorcycling, including Australian stunt star Robbie Maddison, MotoGP champion Marc Marquez, former world champion Kenny Roberts, custom design guru Roland Sands, AMA MX champ James “Bubba” Stewart, freestyle lunatic Travis Pastrana, Carlin Dunne who holds the Pike Peaks hillclimb record on an electric bike and deaf female MXer Ashley Fiolek.
Dana isn’t new to this genre, having made the brilliant Baja 1000 documentary Dust to Glory, so we should expect a great film.
On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter will be shown on Saturday and Sunday (Nov 29/30) at Event Cinemas in the following locations:
NSW: Coffs Harbour, Newcastle, Tuggerah, Bondi Junction, Cronulla, Campbelltown, Shellharbour.
QLD: Townsville, Cairns, Noosa, Indooroopilly, Coolangatta.
VIC: Jam Factory, Geelong.