Documentary - Production 2013

What is freedom? From the steps of the White House to a 1%-er motorcycle club's ranch out West, via processions of burning torches in Britain and burlesque dancers in South Dakota, we trace freedom's long story.

    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Director(s)
    • Lisa GORDON
    • Writer(s)
    • John WARBURTON
    • Producer(s)
    • Cynthia KANE (GBGG Productions), Lisa GORDON (GBGG Productions)
    • Synopsis
    • It’s the first full week of August, 1983. Lisa Scott Gordon tags behind Magoo’s RV out to her first Black Hills Motor Classic, her sort-of boyfriend Earl acting as Magoo’s co-pilot. Lisa nurses her little Harley Sportster across the Great Plains in 100°F+ heat, changing the oil nearly every other stop as Magoo and Earl patiently watch. Or maybe not so patiently…
      Thirty years later and things have changed, as one might well imagine. Lisa is no longer in the tiny minority of girls riding their own machines. Magoo owns his own very successful tattoo business and is a well-respected member of the Sons of Silence motorcycle club. Lisa contacts him, asking if he would meet up with her again at the Sturgis Rally after all these years. On camera, no less…
      He agrees, inviting her and her very proper, very English husband to the Sons of Silence land in the Black Hills for a waterslide party (!) pending clearances. Lisa assures Magoo that she and her husband will treat everyone with the utmost respect. They also intend to arrive bearing gifts of food and drink. Lisa is fairly sure that one ought to bring flowers, her husband is doubtful…
      Will she meet Magoo? Will he get the clearances? Will they agree to a film camera on their private land? Will Lisa survive the over 1,600 miles she needs to ride over the next nine days? At least she has a much bigger Harley these days.
      What kind of answers will everyone she can get on camera give to her burning question? How do you define Freedom?
      Included in this proposed epic are the Badlands, the Corn Palace, Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Monument, and a possible encounter with a movie-star. A fabulous burlesque show and its beautiful principal dancer acts as a centrepiece. We even toss in the Minnesota State Fair and Paul Bunyan. Paul declines to answer the question…