The movie Klunkerz, a story of the birth of the modern mountain bike in the San Francisco area, as told by people who were there, goes abroad to Italy for November.
It will play during The Bicycle Film Festival in Rome November 7-9 and then in Milan November 15-18. The movie features stars like Gary Fisher, Joe Breeze, Tom Ritchey, Mike Sinyard, Charlie Kelly, Steve Potts, Wende Cragg, Charlie Cunningham, Alan Bonds and Jacquie Phelan as well as the more obscure characters that influenced these pioneers. The movie gives a glimpse into the San Francisco cycling scene in the 1960s and 1970s.
The film has been travelling the festival circuit in the US for most of 2007. It was nominated for "Best Documentary" and "Emerging Filmmaker" awards at the 2007 X-Dance Action Sports Awards, and it won "Best Documentary" at the Durango Independent Film Festival. For more information on the screening, visit www.bicyclefilmfestival.com.