STAGE DOOR // Friday MAY 8 // 7:20PM
BIKES VS. CARS
dir. Fredrik Geraten
2015, Sweden, 91min, Documentary Feature (English subtitles)
BIKES VS. CARS depicts a global crisis that we all deep down know we need to talk about: climate, earth’s resources, cities where the entire surface is consumed by the car. An ever-growing, dirty, noisy traffic chaos.The bike is a great tool for change, but the powerful interests who gain from the private car invest billions each year on lobbying and advertising to protect their business.In the film we meet activists and thinkers who are fighting for better cities, who refuse to stop riding despite the increasing number killed in traffic.
“Cities just need to go back to the glory days when bikes ruled the roads and personal transportation wasn’t a synonym for paralyzing stress and environmental degradation […] Think of it as David and Goliath on wheels.”
— Josh Rosenblatt, Austin Chronicle
Preceded by short film SOMETHING GIVES (dir. Jotham Porzio)