Aim for the Roses

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Aim for the Roses

Directed by John Bolton
Canada | 102 min. | English (no subtitles)

A bizarre story of a stuntman who wants to jump across a river with his car and a musician making a special album about it: John Bolton perfectly combines both plot lines in a sassy and idiosyncratic documentary, titled Aim for the Roses. A must-see film called 'the craziest, weirdest, wildest and brightest documentary in years' in reviews worldwide.

In 1976 Canadian stuntman Ken Carter wanted to jump over the St. Lawrence Seaway with his car, powered by a rocket engine, and land in a field of roses. In his jump, he had to cover more than a mile! Even the most famous stuntman ever, Evel Knievel, called it 'the stunt of stunts'. Fellow-countryman and musician Mark Haney pays tribute to Carter 32 years later, by making a special solo album in 2008, totally dedicated to this daredevil and his crazy venture. Another 3 years later filmmaker John Bolton, also a compatriot, decided to combine both stories and created a musical docudrama called Aim for the Roses.

Director John Bolton used archival footage and interviews, but also a re-enactment and some clarifying information of various experts. Mark Haney himself was responsible for the accompanying music. Bolton says he has always been fascinated by the story of the two men, who risked their entire careers by realizing such extreme projects. He himself took a risk as well with the absurd musical docudrama Aim for the Roses, but fortunately it proved to be a hit! 

About the director(s)



Producer John Bolton, Naomi Mark
Cinematography Vince Arvidson
Music Mark Haney