Women in the Front Seat
10/08/2022 @ 10:00a
LOCATION:   CAMEO Art House Theatre    
GENRE:   Documentary

Women in the Front Seat – 1:14:13 Runtime  

Director: Indy Saini  

Fierce, Bold, Fast, Brave! “Women in the Front Seat” paints a vibrant and diverse picture of women who not only drive their motorcycles but drive their lives. This feature documentary captures the growing movement of women hitting the throttle and riding into the wind, breaking social norms and shattering stereotypes about women and women riders.

On a transformative solo cross-country quest riding her Indian Scout motorcycle, filmmaker Indy Saini challenges her own fears, facing harsh weather conditions, exhaustion and an existential crisis, to discover who these women are, why they decide to ride, and how they make the leap into the front seat. Indy’s story of growing up a mixed-race kid struggling with self-esteem and a sense of belonging, weaves through the stories of the women she meets, touching on the common themes of fear, freedom, camaraderie, personal permission and power.

When the journey begins, Indy doesn’t know who she will meet or where she will go. Each connection leads to another rider or another community creating the cross-country path, as the many inspiring stories began to unfold: including Diamond, an Iraqi war veteran who survived a near-fatal motorcycle crash inspiring her community by three years later getting back on her bike and continuing to ride; Meredith, a mother and sculptor from Providence, RI, who against the odds becomes a motorcycle mechanic gaining the respect of her all-male class and helping them to gain a new perspective and respect for women; Wendy, another survivor of a near fatal crash, who made history in 2019 becoming the first female to win the 11 day, 11,000 mile Iron Butt Motorcycle Rally; the Femme Fatales, a full leather patch women motorcycle club chapter who fiercely believe in their sisterhood; and a newly formed motorcycle group of millennials in Kansas City, who embrace a vision of who women are in the world, with unshakable power and friendship.

Next to the playful entertaining quirky moto customizations, a deep sisterhood emerges, ultimately revealing the heart behind what pushes someone to take on a daunting challenge and move to the front seat of their life. Inspiring the idea that fear is not an obstacle but something to embrace, a companion riding in the sidecar of our life pursuits, no matter what they are. 

The Filmmaker will be present for Q&A after the screening!


EMOTIONS:     Amused     Informed     Inspired     Intrigued

TOPICS:     Controversy     Politics     Slice of Life

TYPE:     Documentary