Motorcycle GP Roadracing Movie, "Faster," Hits U.S. Theaters This Week

U.S motorcycle enthusiasts finally get the opportunity to see the exciting GP road racing movie at theatres around the country.

What promises to be the most exciting motorcycle movie in years will light up movie screens in Los Angeles, Ft. Lauderdale, Taos, and Sacramento during April, with upcoming screenings also scheduled in Santa Cruz, and Duluth for later this spring and summer.

Faster takes you on-track with the world's top GP motorcycle roadracers, in an exciting full-throttle-and-sidewise blast through 500cc MotoGP roadracing. We think that any motorcycle enthusiast who watches the online trailer (click here) will need to see the movie, which is narrated by Ewan McGregor. You can get additional details from the website or read the press release below for addtional details.

Here are upcoming dates and venues:

Starting Friday April 23
Arclight Cinema, Los Angeles, CA
www.arclightcinemas.com

April 24
Cinema Paradiso, Fort Lauderdale, FL
www.fliff.com/cinemaparadiso

April 24
Taos Vision Quest Int'l Film Festival
Taos, New Mexico
www.taosvisionquest.com

April 29 & 30 at 8 pm
(Raffle Prizes and Racing 7-11 pm)
Race Place Motorsports
Sacramento, CA
www.raceplacemotorsports.com

May 29 & 30
Rio Theatre, Santa Cruz, CA
www.riotheatre.com

June 4, 5 & 6th at 7:00pm
FIM Trial World Championship, US Grand Prix
North Shore Theater, Duluth, MN
www.norshore.com

Check www.fastermovie.com for updates and additional screening dates.

This is the press release from the producers:

_FASTER

  • Narrated by Ewan McGregor

  • Starring Valentino Rossi, Max Biaggi, Garry McCoy, John Hopkins

  • Music by tomandandy and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

  • Written and directed by Mark Neale

  • Running time: 103 minutes

FASTER is a documentary but it doesn't feel like one. It has the energy and intensity of a Hollywood action movie, with the difference that in FASTER the action and danger are for real.

FASTER is the first feature-length documentary to go inside the MotoGP world since television took a sport watched by a few thousand spectators at race tracks and turned it into prime-time entertainment for over 350 million people worldwide.

FASTER was produced by Los Angeles-based Spark Productions in association with Dorna Sports SL, the rights-holder for MotoGP and the driving force behind the sport's explosive growth over the last decade.

The MotoGP world championship is the pinnacle of motorcycle sport, a series of sixteen races on five continents contested by twenty-four of the world's top riders.

Filmed around the world during the 2001 and 2002 seasons, FASTER asks this question: How do you go faster than the rest, how do you win at this glamorous, dangerous game? The movie could be subtitled: How do you beat Valentino Rossi? The 24 year old Italian, world champion in 2001 and 2002, currently dominates MotoGP. He is the biggest star the sport has ever seen and the charismatic centre of the film.

In addition to Rossi, FASTER focuses on three other MotoGP riders: Rossi's bitter rival Max Biaggi; the brilliant but injury-prone Garry McCoy; and the rising teenage star John Hopkins. Their stories reveal both the ecstasy and the terror of life in the insanely fast lane, as do the tales told by a supporting cast of former world champions including Mick Doohan, Kevin Schwantz, Wayne Rainey, Kenny Roberts and Barry Sheene.

All of this makes FASTER much more than a film about the current MotoGP scene. It is the definitive story of motorcycle racing at the highest level, and of the handful of men who have what it takes to win.

FASTER
Two wheels. 200MPH. Every man for himself.

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The movie is also expected to be released on DVD in the future.

We have been teased by the trailer for months, but now "Faster," an exciting documentary movie about Gran Prix motorcycle road racing is playing in selected U.S. theatres.
Photographs by Andy Northcott