Every now & then a Bicycle-Centric movie is put out on a limited basis - there is one coming in April that looks enjoyable - especially if you have ever considered adventure cycling…
””Bikes of Wrath, 2018 Banff Mountain Film Festival People’s Choice Award Winner….
Five Australian friends attempt to cycle 2600kms from Oklahoma to California in honor of the mighty westward migration undertaken by ‘The Grapes of Wrath’s’ Joad family. Through chance encounters with everyday Americans, the cyclists explore the novel’s core themes– migration, inequality and the perceived land of opportunity – and how the nation has progressed some 78 years after Steinbeck’s Dust Bowl depiction was first published.
It is through countless acts of generosity from small-town individuals and communities, to desolating encounters with ‘unwanted’ Americans, that the cyclists experience first-hand the startling parallels of the novel in a country still grappling with immigration, wealth disparity and, ultimately, its own sense of identity.
The Bikes of Wrath couldn’t be more timely. It’s a funny, heartbreaking, yet ultimately hopeful documentary that opens our eyes to the complexities of America, all while shining a positive light on the nation at a time when the world needs it most
Showings scheduled ONE NIGHT at various theaters across OC: Irvine, Costa Mesa, Newport, Huntington, Mission Viejo, Foothill Ranch, Anaheim Hills, Brea, Garden Grove