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Cycle to the Cinema – The Bikes of Wrath

Wed 14 Aug, 7:30pm at Copper Auditorium

Tickets: £7 , approx running time: 100mins

Age: 15

Director: Cameron Ford, Charlie Turnbull

Country: Australia

Year: 2018

Documentary The Bikes of Wrath tells the story of five Australian friends as they attempt to cycle from Oklahoma to California in honour of the mighty westward migration undertaken by the Joad family of Steinbeck’s famous novel, The Grapes of Wrath.

Through chance encounters with everyday Americans, the cyclists expand on the novel’s core themes of migration, inequality and the perceived land of opportunity. The group explores whether America has progressed since the book was written, discussing the wealth gap, immigration and the American Dream.

The Bikes of Wrath is a unique, funny and insightful documentary filled with adventure, literature, music, and human connection.

Cycle to the Cinema are a new organisation that gives people the chance to watch inspiring films on biking, climbing, running and other adventurous sports. The concept is simple – they put on great films and you cycle to them. Have a drink and a piece of cake, chat, watch the film and cycle home. *

We will provide a lockable room at Square Chapel for bicycles and people who cycle to Square Chapel on the evening will get a free LED light (limited availability) on arrival to encourage safety going home.

* (In case you are wondering, yes we will allow you in if you don’t come by bike, but we hope you’ll enter into the spirit of things).

The main feature will commence 15 minutes after the advertised screening time.