Leeds Bicycle Film Club launches on Monday 24th August at The Reliance in Leeds! The first film to be shown is the 1979 cycling classic (and Oscar Academy Award™ winning) Breaking Away. I just bought my ticket from Eventbrite (only £4 + 89p admin fee!) so I’ll perhaps see you there…
“The Leeds Bicycle Film Club aims to provide a regular social night featuring feature films, documentaries and shorts all geared around the humble bicycle. The aim will be to bring you entertaining and enlightening films in the wonderful venue of the mini cinema at The Reliance.
We kick off the Leeds Bicycle Film Club with the 1979 cult classic Breaking Away:
Dave (Dennis Christopher) and his working-class friends Cyril (Daniel Stern), Moocher (Jackie Earle Haley) and Mike (Dennis Quaid) spend their post-high school days in Bloomington, Indiana, sparring with snooty students from the local university, chasing girls and – in Dave’s case – dreaming of competitive bicycle racing. The four friends face opposition from all corners as they decide to make Dave’s dreams come true in the university’s annual bicycle endurance race.”
The Leeds Bicycle Film Club will run as a not for profit venture. All costs go into the liscencing fees for the films, as these vary the cost of the attending the films will vary accordingly.