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WE RIDE (2022)
Run Time: 14:00
A Movie By: Romain Thomassin
Editor: Angelita Mendoza
Key Solid: Jane Love, Agata Dabkowska, Lanakila MacNaughton
Romain is a French director and producer dwelling in San Francisco. He began his filmmaking profession in Brooklyn the place, for 10 years, he formed a eager eye for subcultural actions and genuine human tales impressed by artists, musicians and designers for whom he directed movie portraits, brief docs and music movies. Whereas in Brooklyn, Romain additionally labored at Vice Media for 4 years, the place he developed a uncooked, visceral but entertaining strategy of storytelling and discovered a motto that he usually makes his personal: “make severe silly, make silly severe”. Amongst a number of Vice tasks Romain wrote and creative-directed Encore: a By no means-Ending Story, a brief doc concerning the historical past of the encore custom at music exhibits (feat. Dolly Parton, Har Mar Celebrity, Grouplove, Mac DeMarco, Michael Stipe and lots of others). He additionally co-wrote, together with director Laura Herrero Garvín, the brief movie Borrando la Frontera following up to date artist Ana Teresa Fernández “erasing” the U.S.-Mexican border wall. The movie premiered on the Sizzling Springs Documentary Movie Competition in 2018. In 2019, Romain based Saturated, a Brooklyn and SF-based manufacturing firm specializing in nonfiction cinema, social media movies and branded content material. Saturated produced movies for Parrot Drones, New York Style Week, IDEO, WantedDesign, Jellysmack and French Embassy’s artist residency: Villa Albertine. Romain’s newest brief movie We Journey, attracts a parallel between Hunter S. Thompson’s Hells Angels and a brand new era of ladies motorcyclists. It premiered on the Sizzling Docs Canadian Worldwide Documentary Competition in Could 2023.
We Journey might be releases for view on-line in 2024. Keep Tuned!
Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson’s Hell’s Angels is given new that means when put next, contrasted and appropriated to explain the hell-raising antics of teams of fierce and free-wheeling girls who hit the highway on their very own customized bikes and their very own phrases.
Bikes have lengthy been thought-about the property of males. Amongst them: the outlaws from the Motorbike Golf equipment, as soon as described with surgical precision by gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson in his first e-book: Hell’s Angels (1967). However a brand new era of ladies riders is hitting the highway, low within the saddle of the Harley choppers. Fueled by a ardour for velocity and mechanics, they created using collectives, motorbike camps, clothes manufacturers, customized retailers and garages… embracing the codes of iconic biker tradition but additionally revolutionizing it from inside. From the streets of New York to the pine forests of Oregon, they rework the horsepower of their engine right into a power for private empowerment. Juxtaposing Hunter S. Thompson’s writings about male biker gangs within the 60s, with up to date tales of ladies motorcyclists, We Journey questions the persistent stereotypes in motorbike tradition, in the end proving that using has no style. “Ah, these righteous dudes, they like to screw it on…”
*’We Journey’ was granted the rights to make use of Hunter S. Thompson’s cult traditional Hell’s Angels: The Unusual and Horrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorbike Gangs (Ballantine, 1967) by his property and his spouse Anita, who created the Gonzo Basis devoted to advertise literature, journalism and political activism by means of the legacy of Hunter S. Thompson.