WWBC Bike Film Series
Updated Film Schedule as of March 20, 2020
Do you like bikes? How about movies, popcorn and pizza? If so, this event is for you!
These events are free to Western Wheelers members and their guests and the club will provide pizza, popcorn and drinks. But please register at the links below so we know how much pizza and popcorn to get.
Here is the film schedule (details on each movie are below):
Half the Road: The Passion, Pitfalls & Power of Women's Professional Cycling (2013)
Sports Basement Redwood City
HALF THE ROAD is a 2014 sports documentary film that explores the world of women’s professional cycling, focusing on both the love of sport and the pressing issues of inequality that modern-day female riders face in a male dominated sport. With footage from some of the world’s best UCI races to interviews with Olympians, World Champions, rookies, coaches, managers, officials, doctors and family members, HALF THE ROAD offers a unique insight to the drive, dedication, and passion it takes for a female cyclist to thrive. Both on and off the bike, the voices and advocates of women’s pro cycling take the audience on a journey of enlightenment, depth, strength, love, humor and best of all, change and growth.
Running time: 1 hour 52 minutes Half the Road Trailer
Breaking Away was shown on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020
Breaking Away is a 1979 Coming of age Comedy/Drama
1980 Golden Globe Winner for Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy)
1980 Academy Award Winner for Best Original Screenplay
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.
Running time: 1 hour 41 minutes Breaking Away Trailer
Wadjda is a movie of firsts. This first feature film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia is the story of a young girl living in a suburb of Riyadh determined to raise enough money to buy a bike in a society that sees bicycles as dangerous to a girl's virtue. Even more impressive, Wadjda is the first feature film made by a female Saudi filmmaker. In a country where cinemas are banned and women cannot drive or vote, writer-director Haifaa Al Mansour broke many barriers with her film.
Running Time: 1 hour 38 minutes Wadjda Trailer
All for One (2017)
The story of GreenEdge, Australia's first ProTour Cycling Team
Sports Basement Redwood City (Forrest Room)
All For One is a 2017 documentary about the making of Austrialia's GreenEdge team. A five year journey. Thousands of miles. Champions born. United by their renegade spirit and a determination to win against the odds, team members Mathew Hayman, Esteban Chaves, Simon Gerrans, Matthew Keenan and Robbie McEwen show the true meaning of "All for One." Follow these courageous cyclists on their long road to become Australia's first ProTour cycling team, with plenty of laughs along the way.
Running Time: 1 hour 47 minutes All for One Trailer