Three Rivers Film Festival in Pittsburgh
On saturday 11/7 there will be a showing of the movie Cafe Society about the British cafe bike scene.
The movie will be shown at the Harris theater, downtown on Saturday night, Nov. 7th at 8:00pm as part of the 2009 Three Rivers Film Festival: [url]http://3rff.com/2009/films.html#c[/url]. The following is a brief synopsis.
'Fast bikes, black leather and rock 'n' roll. This is a full-throttle blast! From their origins on the streets of England in the '50s, these first high-performance street bikes (Triumphs, BSAs, Nortons, Velocettes) are among the most desirable and distinctive motorcycles in the world. With a rockabilly soundtrack and retro fashions, this joy ride of a film tracks down the men behind the machines in the four decades since the creation of street bike clubs. Amazingly quite a few of the cafe racers were not only still challenging themselves on the streets, they were chuffed to hear that a team of Yank filmmakers were interested in hearing their stories. (Mike Seate, Ed Coughlin, Anthony Mandara, Brad Jones; USA/UK; 2009; 60 min)
Director Mike Seate will introduce the film. He is a columnist for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and publisher of Cafe Racer, a magazine about high-performance street bikes. Reception follows screening.'