A series of short films that celebrate cycling is coming to The Picture House this Sunday, May 19, 2019, as part of the 10th Annual Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
The festival was started by bicycle tour operator Ciclismo Classico in Arlington, MA a decade ago. It is making its New York debut in Pelham.
The festival features the USA premiere of a film from Australia called "Lowest to Highest" which follows five friends as they attempt to cycle from the continent’s lowest point, Kati Thanda - Lake Eyre, to the highest point, the snow capped summit of Mount Kosciuszko. The 1,300+-mile journey would be hard enough for anyone. But Duncan is blind, Walter can’t breathe, Daniel can’t walk, Conrad can’t bend, and half of Paul’s body doesn’t work.
Another USA premiere is "INARI," which i only six minutes in length and shares the first bicycle travel adventures of a father and his four-year-old son under the Northern Lights in Finland.
Also notable is "Escape," the story of a Montreal-based DJ called JaBig who buys a bike on a whim and decides to attempt to beat the record for the longest continuous bike ride in a single country.
In addition to the screenings, the event will feature a raffle to support three nonprofit organizations that promote bicycle safety and travel on two wheels.
More information can be found at https://thepicturehouse.org/show/ciclismo-classico-bike-travel-film-festival