Bikes vs Cars Documentary Showing in Seattle on December 4
December 3, 2015
BIKES vs CARS, a new documentary film by Fredrik Gertten (BANANAS, Big Boys Gone Bananas) that advocates for bike-friendly cities in the 21st century, will be released in theaters nationwide this week. The film, and a related app, has been inspiring a new approach to urban planning that could lead to better designs, smarter political decisions and reduced CO2 emissions.
The film is expected to have a strong theatrical release by connecting the bicyclist community and people who are interested in progressive urban planning, as well as general audiences.
Showing are scheduled for December 4 in Seattle at the Grand Illusion Cinema, in Tacoma at the Grand Cinema and in Vancouver, Wash at the Kiggins Theatre
Bikes vs Cars is a documentary about the bicycle and what an amazing tool for change it can be. It highlights a growing conflict in city planning between the bicycle, which supports a diverse city with a human scale, and the car, which engenders urban sprawl and reliance on fossil fuels.
From Copenhagen to Los Angeles via Sao Paulo, director Fredrik Gertten explores the ongoing efforts of bicycle activists, who are fighting for their right to ride on city streets against the combined forces of multi-billion dollar auto, oil, and construction lobbies, who are determined to keep our cities car dependent. BIKES vs CARS is a crie de coeur that will have audiences reaching for their bikes instead of their car keys. A companion app will help cyclists track how much they reduce their CO2 imprint and oil consumption for every mile they ride instead of drive. The app is a campaign tool to support activists and cities to work towards bike-friendlier cities.
BIKES vs CARS is being released theatrically on Kino Lorber’s Alive Mind Cinema label. The theatrical campaign will be supported by a full-fledged community outreach campaign with an emphasis on engaging environmental and bike groups to see the film and support legislation that endorses bicycling.
“For those who already embrace bike culture, the film will confirm their convictions,” says Elizabeth Sheldon, SVP Kino Lorber. “And for those who prefer to drive, the documentary shows how more bike-friendly cities benefit everybody, not only cyclists.”
“Bikes vs Cars depicts a global crisis and how every person can contribute to the solution by riding their bike," said Fredrik Gertten, the film's director.
BIKES vs CARS was produced by Margarete Jangård and Elin Kamlert for WG Film.