A dozen years ago, Kim and two friends at Berkeley made this movie about people who work on their old motorbikes. It was a class project, to produce a film about an ethnographic subculture, and bikers was their chosen group.
It shows some of our friends riding and telling stories at swap meets or campgrounds or in parking lots. There was a bit from Zeitgeist and another at Scuderia, which are both still prevalent locales today. And some road scenes from Alice’s Restaurant and the Nicasio Reservoir near Novato.
I’ve always enjoyed watching the film, even with the little quirks that came with using audio/visual equipment for the first time. In 2001, many of the cameras and video editing programs were not cheap and simple and at our fingertips like they can be today.
Someday I hope to make (or help somebody else to make) a short movie about playing around with 100 year old motorbikes. Not a static film of the bikes in a museum, but showing them being alive; ridden, worked on and enjoyed. Until then, we can play around with the Occhio Lungo website.