LONDON – PROGRAMME 6

CYCLE SPORT SHORTS

A set of films exploring the sport of cycling in its various forms. From an incredible mind-bending neon themed night ride by professional mountain bikers, to the thrilling account of the Tour du Rwanda soundtracked with Fela Kuti. Features King of the Mountain by Orlando von Einsiedel, winner of an Oscar for his acclaimed documentary White Helmets.

West Norwood Picturehouse 
Sunday 25th November, 4pm

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KING OF THE MOUNTAIN
UK 2015 9min.
Dir. Orlando von Einsiedel
As a boy growing up, Samuel Mugisha dreamed of being a part of the Rwandan national cycling team, Team Rwanda, as he believed it would be a way to help make money for his family. What he discovered was something else entirely. In a country trying to get over the trauma of a genocide, Team Rwanda represents a lot more than sport.

CONNIE CARPENTER
USA 2017 6min.
Dir. Spencer MacDonald
Featuring cycling legend and overall wonderful soul, Connie Carpenter.

EVERESTING ETNA
Italy 2017 6min.
Dir. Danilo Pavone
Man vs Volcano. A cyclist from London takes up the Everesting challenge on the slopes of Europe’s largest active volcano, Mount Etna in Sicily.

AN AFRICAN RACE
UK/Rwanda 2012 13min.
Dir. Ben Ingham
Ben Ingham offers an incredibly stunning and thrilling view of the annual Tour du Rwanda set to a soundtrack by Fela Kuti.

THE POINT OF A RIDE
USA 2018 6min.
Dir. Peter Gerard
Every month cyclists in New York City compete throughout the day and night to rebalance the city’s bike-share program, earning points, pennies and prestige. As the reigning champion Bike Angel prepares to retire from the game, he is pushing himself to leave an unbeatable legacy.

THURSDAY FIELDS
USA 2018 21min.
Dir. Harry Zernike
Floyd Bennett Field, in Brooklyn, was New York City’s original airport. These days, the crumbling, windswept tarmac is a National Park and, among other things, the site of a Thursday night bicycle racing series. Thursday Fields is a portrait of this otherworldly landscape, and the people who race there.

ABRAZOS
Colombia, 2017 22min.
Dir. Ben Ingham
Rapha celebrates the culture of cycling in Colombia. These are the stories from the riders who fought a lack of opportunities, open discrimination, and much more, to reach the highest peaks of the sport.

90min.