Above: Graphic image for the Coming of Age Film Festival.
About the Film:
"The World's Fastest Indian" emphasizes that old age should not be a hindrance to a person's dreams or aspirations. For 25 years in Invercargill at the south end of New Zealand, Burt Munro (1899-1978) worked on increasing the speed of his motorcycle, a 1920 Indian. He dreams of taking it to the Bonneville Salt Flats to see how fast it will go. By the early 1960s, heart disease threatens his life, so he mortgages his house and takes a boat to Los Angeles, buys an old car, builds a makeshift trailer, gets the Indian through customs, and heads for Utah.