Movie Night

The screening is on Friday 10th March 2017 at the 4th Wall Theatre, doors open at 6:45pm and commences at 7:30pm. Tickets are from $20 and are available on-line at www.bigbikefilmnight.nz

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The Big Bike Film Night 2017 –spinning some wheels

Films about bikes will be a new feature of the New Zealand Cycle Festival programme next month and the Big Bike Film Night’s line-up promises an unprecedented range that features the full array of cycling genres.

The Big Bike Film Night connects cycling fans through the art of imagery, storytelling and incredible filmmaking; yet you don’t have to be a cyclist to relate to these stories, there’s something here for everyone” says Curator and Event Director, Brett Cotter.

The Big Bike Film Night will be screening in New Plymouth on Friday 10th March at the 4th Wall Theatre. “I’m really excited to be a part of the New Zealand Cycling Festival programme. This is New Zealand’s premiere Bike Film Fest, dedicated to cycling, and it’s an honour to be invited to New Plymouth by the Festival’s Trustees to show these outstanding films to a new and eager audience” says Brett.

Film makers from around the globe submitted films for inclusion into the 2017 collection, with a Judging Panel comprising of ‘film and bikey types’ viewing the vast amount of submissions. “We look for the very best cycling short films from around the world that are entertaining and tell a story. The Judges offer another set of eyes and their expertise, knowledge and insights are an essential part in confirming the collection” says Brett.

There are over 14 short films screening that range from 2 to 28 minutes in length that form the Big Bike Film Night collection, including a number of New Zealand film premieres and International award winners. Brett says “It certainly will whet the appetite of bike lovers, I’d even go so far as to say it’s Bike-alicious.”

“I’m really chuffed about the array of films on offer and in particular showcasing the homegrown ‘Muscles and Dreams’ documentary. This follows a bunch of good keen men transforming an idea for a gold miner’s road from the 1800s into New Zealand’s longest continuous single-track – The Old Ghost Road. I’d describe it as legacy building” continues Brett.

The impressive lineup also includes a stylish look at London’s bike culture, the remarkable story of Bike Frame Builder Georgena Terry; an absorbing attempt and challenge of cycling up the gruelling 6,273 feet (1912 metres) peak Mount Ventoux, and two very different faces of BMX, local legend Paul Langlands and Frenchman Matthias Dundois with contrasting stories and styles.

“At the heart of this collection” says Brett “is showing real people being part of some pretty extra-ordinary stories. The humble bike is the unifying factor throughout these films.”

The screening is on Friday 10th March 2017 at the 4th Wall Theatre, doors open at 6:45pm and commences at 7:30pm. Tickets are from $20 and are available on-line at www.bigbikefilmnight.nz


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