Friday, September 25, 2009

VEER: Showing Tonight In Wallingford

Wallingford Neighbors for Peace and Justice, “Friday Night at the Meaningful Movies”, Presents:

Film: “VEER” (98 min, Greg Fredette, 2009) …AN INTIMATE, BEHIND THE SCENES LOOK AT BICYCLE CULTURE. With Spokespeople, Cascade Bicycle Club, Bike Works, Totcycle, and others.

Veer explores America’s fast-growing bicycling culture by profiling five people whose lives are inextricably tied to bicycling and the bike-centric social groups they belong to. Portland filmmakers, Greg Fredette & Jason Turner, follow these characters over the course of a year, offering a behind-the-scenes look at their personal struggles and triumphs. Veers examine what it means to be part of a community, and how social movements are formed.

"As funky as a chrome-plated unicycle and as instructive as a Bike to Work Week seminar, this tasty slice of Pacific Northwest cycling culture should fascinate anyone who prefers life on two wheels… Portland director Greg Fredette obviously knows his audience well and packs this fascinating doc with enough bike politics, culture, anarchy, art and people-profiles to make it a must-see for anyone who cares about bikes and their ever-increasing place in our daily lives.” -Monday Magazine

Following the film, join us in a facilitated discussion on local bike culture and biking in Seattle.

When: Tonight, Friday September 25, 7:00 PM
Where: Keystone Congregational United Church of Christ, 5019 Keystone Place N., Seattle (0.4 miles west of the I-5 NE 50th St. Exit - Metro Bus Routes 16, 26 & 44)

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