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Hundreds of motorcycles roared through the picturesque streets of San Sebastian to attend the free outdoor screening of Bruce Brown‘s biker classic On Any Sunday and his son Dana Brown‘s follow-up On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter in the massive-screened Velodrome Theater.
The motorcade was later to escort Orlando Bloom to the midnight screening of The Greasy Hands Preachers. In fact, Bloom was expected to roll up to the posh Maria Cristina Hotel on two wheels himself just before hopping in a car to attend the screening.
Bloom executive produced Preachers, a documentary by Arthur De Kersauson, Clement Beauvais and French producer Mercenary Prod. about the revival of manual labor through the passion of motorcycle enthusiasts. The film was shot on location in California, Utah, Nevada, France, Scotland, Spain and Indonesia.
Both screenings form part of the adventure-packed Savage Cinema sidebar at the 62nd San Sebastian International Film Festival. Passions and outdoor activities are the core of Savage Cinema, which this year also screened films about skiing, mountain climbing and Yosemite counter culture with Days of My Youth, Higher and Valley Uprising.
“That’s unexpected,” said onlooker Jose Gonzalez as the bikes passed en masse. “It’s always fun to see these different things in town for the festival.”
Elsewhere at the festival, hundreds of young fans swarmed Josh Hutcherson as he arrived in town to present Andrea DiStefano‘s Escobar: Paradise Lost with Benicio Del Toro.
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