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Movies | Film
Short Documentary: Black Kat Directed and written by Mark MacInnis Music by Georg Egloff Producer: Stefanie Bockenstette Associate Producer: Stephanie Wolf Director of Photography: Montgomery Fisher Camera Operator: Vince Patrick Edited by Angel Martinez Styling: Bryan Leigh Smith Description: Rick Monahan has dedicated his life to vintage BMW motorcycles. He didn't watch Easy Rider, he lived it. Read how Rick's passion for these bikes sustained him from bad ass teen shooting down Route 66 to opening his own indie garage in order to "pollinate Western L.A. with as many BMW's as possible." followed by, Feature Narrative: The Best Bar In America A film by Damon Ristau and Eric Ristau Description: A whiskey-fueled writing assignment takes one man on an epic motorcycle road trip through the bars and taverns across the American West. Riding a 1960 BMW R60/2 motorcycle with a sidecar, Sanders (Andrew Rizzo) is a down-on-his-luck writer on a mission to chronicle every watering hole along the way. With help of fellow traveler and dharma bum, Northway (David Ackroyd) and a variety of other colorful characters along the way, Sanders learns the way of the road and the zen of the bar. Motorcycling the West, sleeping on the ground, chasing mermaids, and drinking in America's most legendary taverns, Sanders experiences firsthand the brotherhood of the bike and bar. Along the way, he gets advice from Ernest Hemingway and Jim Harrison on writing, drinking, and living life to the fullest. The Best Bar in America is a classic road movie for the modern age.