A documentary of sorts follows six men and their motorcycles as they venture through the Colorado backcountry in ‘A Story Worth Living’. Anyone who has ever taken to the motorcycle saddle quickly creates their dream road trip, an ultimate riding experience in whatever fashion, so it’s inspiring to watch a group of riders who realize such a journey.
Presented by Fathom Events, in partnership with And Sons Magazine and Ransomed Heart, this event is being promoted as more than a motorcycle tour of some of America’s most gorgeous scenery, but also an exploration of life’s trials and tribulations. It will be screened in select theaters on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. local time. Not only will the documentary be presented but an exclusive panel discussion with the cast.
Coming about after being inspired by the film ‘Long Way Round’ starring Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman, the six riders set out to explore the Colorado Rockies. What follows is a wild, bold and monumental journey of a lifetime.
Image from ‘A Story Worth Living’
John Eldredge, author of the New York Times best-seller Wild at Heart, and his three sons are joined by two friends for a thousand-mile ride through the best dual-sport tracks the Centennial State has to offer. They call themselves novice riders, but take on the Colorado backcountry on BMW F 800 GS Adventure motorcycles. They were left with a documentary about life, meaning and the longing to be part of an adventure bigger than one’s self that is written on every human heart.
“Too many adventure productions are high on great footage, but desolate when it comes to content and meaning,” Eldredge explains, “You can only watch so many adrenaline shots until you want something meatier, an event that explores something worth your while.”
In an effort to give our readers full disclosure, this motorcycle documentary is being promoted as a ‘faith-based’ film in some advertising channels.
‘One of our sponsors, [BMW Motorrad], was at first very leery to be involved with a “faith-based” film,’ writes Eldredge in a promotional email, ‘But having seen the final product, they did a 180 and ordered a version with German subtitles to show at their big motorcycle rally this summer!’
‘This is an incredible opportunity to introduce people to the Gospel you love, not the wacky religious but the deeply beautiful Jesus and the epic Story he is telling,' he continues, ‘As we’ve shown the film to the curators of secular film festivals, motorcycle magazines and off-road expos, we are receiving fabulous feedback. This is a film that invites, not offends. Which is a wonderful thing for the Gospel in this postmodern hour.’