Caffeine and Gasoline: Evolution of the American Rocker was announced today as a winner in the “Best New Mexico Films” category of the 2019 Albuquerque Film & Music Experience (AFMX) festival. Noted as having been the most-attended film of this year’s six-day event, the motorcycle-themed documentary debuted Friday, September 27 at the Kimo Theatre in Albuquerque, NM.
About Caffeine and Gasoline
Tracing its roots from 1960’s East London and the legendary 59 Club, cafe racer motorcycle culture and its “Rocker” movement originally drew from American music and fashion to create their own brand of rebellion and counter-culture, done up British-style. Caffeine and Gasoline highlights the fascinating culture of the Rocker and how it transformed as it slowly migrated from the United Kingdom to the United States. The film explores this early history, and the growing modern-classic movement while following the multifaceted cafe racer community, discovering a large and varied group drawn to the subculture within the subculture of motorcycle riding.
Caffeine and Gasoline features appearances from familiar faces, such as actress Katee Sackhoff and architect Antoine Predock, to previously unknown motorcycle builders and enthusiasts. Despite differences in their ages, levels of fame, or geography, everyone appearing in the film emphasizes a shared passion for the open road, best savored atop a snarling two-wheeled speed racer — sometimes mere moments after the machine was put back together in a greasy garage or driveway.
In its seventh year, the AFMX is a premier interactive film and music festival, held in New Mexico each September, featuring domestic and international movies, industry panels and workshops, networking events, parties and live music.
The theme of this year’s AFMX was ROAD FLIQX, highlighting the cinematic and musical expression of the open road, a metaphor for the search for the enduring spirit of freedom. The selection features open-road movies and their soundtracks, featuring actors, directors, writers, musicians and others who made the films memorable.