Diagonale
Festival of Austrian Film
March 21–26, 2023, Graz

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Motorcity
Documentary Film, AT 2021, Farbe, 86 min., OmeU
Diagonale 2021

Director, Script, Camera, Editor: Arthur Summereder
Music: Mike Banks, Cornelius Schwehr
Additional Credits: Künstlerische Mitarbeit: Alejandro Bachmann, Daniela Zeilinger
Producers: Arthur Summereder

 

In Detroit, the motors are rumbling. Arthur Summereder has traveled here to explore the local drag racing scene. The elaborately tuned vehicles reach tremendous speeds in a flash; a race lasts only a few seconds. A magical margin in which Detroit of the present and past potentially overlap. The sport congeals to a “purist manifesto.” Its disciples push the laws of time and space to their limits.