This past weekend I watched the new documentary film « MARINONI – The Fire in the Frame » by our good friend Tony Girardin, at the RIDM festival. This documentary is a tremendously uplifting and therefore…a MUST-see. It provides an intimate and often hilarious glimpse into the life of Montreal based, bicycle craftsman Giuseppe Marinoni. There is so much more to this film then reverence for this frame builder – it ignites the slumbering bear within us. A wake up call that unless we push through our challenges – well, the fire goes out.
Congratulations to all those involved in making this film. It was a pleasure to hear both Giuseppe Marinoni and Tony Girardin speak and answer questions – which, they did with grace and hilarity. I LOVE that Mr. Marinoni already has his sights set on beating the hour record for his age – AGAIN – at age 80!
To the gent who made off with a brand new, beautiful Marinoni frame just for having his birthday close to the scheduled spring release date…you is LUCKY!