Motorcycles on Screen

28 Nov 2020 – 25 Apr 2021 | GOMA | Cinema A

Presented in conjunction with GOMA's 'The Motorcycle' exibition (28 November 2020 - 26 April 2021), this cinema program explores film depictions of motorcycles from around the world, looking back at more than a century of motorcycles on screen.

'Motorcycles on Screen' includes iconic classics (The Wild One 1953, Easy Rider 1969), cult favourites (Scorpio Rising 1963, Akira 1988) and key new entries to the motorcycle film canon (Finke: There and Back 2018, The Wild Goose Lake 2019). It explore themes of freedom, danger, and fraternity, as well as surveying the vehicle’s history and looking ahead to the roles it may play in future societies.

Full details of the program will be available soon.


QAGOMA acknowledges the generous assistance of the National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra; the American Genre Film Archive, Austin; and the Cineteca di Bologna, Bologna in providing materials for this program. Program curated by Rob Hughes, Australian Cinémathèque.

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