Vancouver, This Is Your Weekend To Watch Motorcycle Films!

A shot from Motorcycle Boy, one of this weekend's film selections in Vancouver.

Hey there, Vancouverites—the Toronto Motorcycle Film Festival has gone on another road trip, and it’s screening in your city this Friday (April 28).

“I’m in Vancouver—what’s the Toronto Motorcycle Film Festival doing here?”

The Toronto Motorcycle Film Festival, as the name implies, started life in Ontario. It’s grown a lot over the past five-plus years, and now the organizers have branched outside the city where it all started. Last year, they selected a range of films that screened at the Toronto festival and showed them in Calgary and Montreal as well.

Now, that’s coming to Vancouver!

What films to expect?

The Toronto Motorcycle Film Festival lasts a whole weekend, and sometimes they even have more films they can show over that timespan, requiring an online portion for the festival. So, they’ve had to trim down to selection of favourites, including combined music video/moto movie Motorcycle Boy; Little Giant: The PW50 Story, a tale of restoration; Blenio, Utah, the story of an unlikely land speed challenge; Chomolungma Lam Thu (Road to Mount Everest), a travelogue; and Reappear, a deeply personal story about family.

Where and when?

The festival is running at the Rio Theatre at 1160 East Broadway, with the showings starting at 7 PM Friday, running until 9:45 PM and including a 15-minute recess. The doors open at 6:15 PM, and you might want to show up early. The festival says “Before the films roll on screen, don’t miss the photography pre-show playing in the theatre. Some of the city’s best photographers have turned their lenses on Vancouver’s motorcycle scene and the images are stunning.” Sounds fun!

Tickets are $28 at the door, or $25 if you buy them online (see here).

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