Monday Night Movies: The World's Fastest Indian (2005)
1/6/2014 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
The Friends of the Mill Valley Library present a series of Monday Night at the Movies events. In January the Friends will present two films about how people adapt to growing old - very differently. In The World's Fastest Indian it's determination - to set a new motorcycle speed record by an ailing 68 year old. On Golden Pond (showing January 13th) is a story of reconciliation and acceptance in the face of aging and physical frailty.
The World's Fastest Indian (2005)
Monday, January 6th @ 7:30 p.m.
For 25 years in New Zealand, Burt Monro has been working on increasing the speed of his motorcycle, a 1920 Indian. He dreams of taking it to the Bonneville Salt Flats to see how fast it will go. By the early 1960s, heart disease threatens his life, so he mortgages his house and takes a boat to Los Angeles, buys an old car, builds a makeshift trailer, gets the Indian through customs, and heads for Utah. Along the way, people he meets are charmed by his open, direct friendliness. If he makes it to Bonneville, will they let an old guy on the flats with makeshift tires, no brakes, and no chute? And will the Indian actually respond? Based on a true story, Burt Monro is played by Anthony Hopkins.
Doors open at 7:00. This series is sponsored by The Friends of the Mill Valley Library. For more Programs and Events at the Library, see the Library Events Calendar.