SLO International Film Festival

February 21, 2017

Eroica California and Race SLO are happy to announce a joint sponsorship of the Marinoni: The Fire In The Frame and Diamond to the Rough double-feature during the 23rd Annual SLO International Film Festival that runs from March 14-19. Both films will be shown on Thursday, March 16th at 7pm at Mission Cinemas and add a sporting element to the six-day festivals’ film lineup, going hand in hand with the events Eroica California and Race SLO promote on the Central Coast.


Marinoni: The Fire In The Frame, which will also be showing as part of the Eroica California Festival on Saturday, April 8, spotlights the life of Italian Giuseppe Marinoni, who after an accomplished racing career turned to frame building where he made a name for himself with masterfully crafted lugged steel frames. The film chronicles how his craft damaged his health, and when at the age of 75, Marinoni decided to take on the world hour record for his age group, riding a bike he built almost 40 years earlier.


Diamond to the Rough is a documentary film that follows the journey of former MLB player, Eric Byrnes from the baseball diamond to the rough trails of the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run. The Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run is known as the most gruelling ultra running event on the calendar. After 11 seasons in professional baseball Eric found his next calling, and that was as an ultra endurance runner.


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