The Hackney Bike Film Society host free film nights every month at the Calthorpe Arms on Gray’s Inn Road. Tonight they are showing “Breaking Away” as well as a short about women who cycle in London. Should be great.
Breaking Away Stands with To Kill a Mockingbird and American Graffiti as one of the best films about small?town Americana. Dave Stohler (Dennis Christopher) and his three friends, ex-football star Mike (Dennis Quaid), wily comedian Cyril (Daniel Stern), and tough kid Moocher (Jackie Earle Haley) are doomed to live in the college town of Bloomington, Indiana. Stohler escapes into a world of Italian bicycling, picking up the lingo, the accent, and a good share of the talent of his heroes.
For the first time tonight we are also pleased to start proceedings with a short film from one of our members Leigh Andrews who describes it thus ‘a short film about women cycling in London. It’s under 7 minutes and features Ewa, who has a bike light but no bike, interviews with experienced cyclists and showcases this year’s Glamour Ride. Essentially it’s short, sweet and uplifting!’
Entry is free, but you must be a member to attend. If you are not a member you can apply for membership by supplying your full name, address and occupation by email to email@example.com