Time: March 28, 2015 from 3pm to 4:30pm
Location: Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
Street: 506 Bloor St. West
Website or Map: http://boxoffice.hotdocs.ca/W…
Event Type: marinoni, movie, screening
Organized By: DY
Latest Activity: Mar 23, 2015
Giuseppe Marinoni is a revered bicycle craftsman whose frames are highly admired and desired. When he’s not in his workshop, he’s likely feeding his chickens, tending his tomatoes or foraging for mushrooms. It’s clear this tailor turned cyclist is happy alone and sees no point in someone documenting his life. But as 75-year-old Marinoni attempts to set a world record for distance cycled in one hour for his age group, he begrudgingly allows his training to be recorded (though he continually questions and tests the crew). Slowly, a reluctant relationship between filmmaker and subject develops while Marinoni nears his record-setting goal. Perhaps this aging perfectionist respects director Tony Girardin’s dogged determination, or maybe he just gets a kick out of Girardin’s iPhone and its ability to translate Italian phrases. One can’t help but admire the zeal of this charming curmudgeon, making this a life-affirming character study of a rare artist. Alexander Rogalski, Hot Docs
Giuseppe Marinoni and director Tony Girardin will participate in Q&As on March 28 and 29.
Attend any screening of Marinoni at the Bloor and entered to win a 40th anniversary Marinoni frame! Simply write your contact info on your Marinoni ticket stub and put it in a designated draw box at the box office.
Co-presented by the Midweek Cycling Club.