The thought of pairing bicycles and movies together in Calgary forces me to think of the 1986 flick Rad, a cheesy movie about a BMX race that was shot around Colonel Macleod School, Bowness, and Cochrane. (Speaking of Rad, can anyone tell me if the pink elephant sprinkler in the film is still in front of Crossroads Market? I’m deathly curious.) Anyway, the “bike-in” movie events being held as part of Cyclepalooza are nothing but awesome, with no ridiculous BMX tricks in sight.
Cyclepalooza is a DIY, volunteer-based bicycle festival that promotes arts, culture, and cycling in the city. The festival, which was inspired by Portland’s Pedalpalooza and Vancouver’s Velopalooza, runs from June 23rd to July 2nd – a perfect way to celebrate Mayor Nenshi’s declaration of June as “Bike Month”.
Cyclepalooza has partnered with TRUCK Contemporary Art for CAMPER (Contemporary Art Mobile Public Exhibition Rig) Bike-in Cinema. Each evening offers a different cycling adventure – cyclists will meet at a predetermined location and bike to wherever CAMPER has parked that night for an outdoor film screening.
To read more and find out dates for all six screenings, visit Calgary is Awesome.
22 Jun 2012 / 0 notes