MAMIL documentary reviewed: ‘We know we look bloody stupid’
WEDNESDAY 22 NOVEMBER 2017
What fascinates men of a certain age to pick up a bike? That’s the question explored in a documentary called MAMIL coming to Canada on Nov. 30. Featuring commentary from cyclists in England, Australia, the United States, Europe and footage from the Vuelta a España, the documentary considers the connecting tissue between cyclists and cycling’s growth throughout the past few decades. Modernity, it suggests, has stripped away elements of masculinity, for which cycling is apparently a good substitute. The competitiveness, the physical struggle, the seductiveness of the tech—packaged together—these create an industry grossing $6 billion in global sales thanks to an increasingly obsessed cohort of middle-age men. But why?
New movie celebrates the love between man and bike
TUESDAY 24 OCTOBER 2017
Stuck for a date movie? MAMIL is a new cycling film celebrating the middle-aged man in lycra, now available for screenings in the UK and Ireland.
MAMIL is a feature-length documentary billed as "an enjoyable and sometimes hilarious romp through the secret world of men and masculinity". Think rom-KOM, rather than rom-com... but if the film's trailer is anything to go by, it's a must-see for anyone who spends weekends, as the film-makers put it, "flying down the road in a cacophany of garish lycra and expensive carbon frames and wheels.
Adelaide Film Festival set to host the world premiere of MAMIL
Tuesday 29 August 2017
Middle Aged Men In Lycra! At last, the love that can finally be shared – that of man for bike. We’ve shaved our legs and we’re here to stay! Deal with us, the Adelaide Fat Boys, as we sweep down hills on our bikes, stopping for nothing (except maybe a macchiato). From the makers of Remembering the Man, here’s a survey of the state of blokes on bikes across three continents. You might be queer in New York, you might be Christian in the midwest, you might be a lawyer or a cancer survivor, you might be hauling your middle-aged belly up the Col de Tourmalet or just popping down to the shops, you might be on a top-line Trek or a heap of junk, you might be wondering how you’re going to explain all of this to your missus, but you still thrill to the moving meditation of the bike.