In December, Bikes vs Cars will open up in cinemas around the United States! Director Fredrik Gertten will head to California for the opening weekend, where he'll first stop in San Francisco on December 3rd for a special screening at The Roxie, hosted by our friends at the San Francisco Green Film Festival. On December 4th, Fredrik will head down to Los Angeles for a weekend of screenings and events at Laemmle NoHo7. More details to come soon.
Below, you'll find a full schedule of screenings. Check the cinema websites for screening times and tickets. Please share with your friends in the States!
Vimeo On Demand has now released Bikes vs Cars in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland! The film can be either rented or downloaded and is available in multiple languages. We hope you'll check out the film and share it with friends!
On December 15th, the film will open up on Vimeo in the US, Canada and the UK, with more countries TBA. For a reminder when it becomes available, sign up on our website.
This weekend, the Sustainable Living Film Festival (Sürdürülebilir Yaşam Film Festivali) will host the Turkish launch of Bikes vs Cars! The festival, which runs from Nov.19-22, is held simultaneously in 20 cities around the country. The film will play in 17 of those cities!
Below you'll find the complete schedule.
Bodrum - Friday, Nov.20, 5:00pm
Mersin - Friday, Nov.20, 6:00pm
Bursa - Friday, Nov.20, 4:45pm
Ankara - Saturday, Nov.21, 7:30pm
Antalya - Saturday, Nov.21, 6:45pm
Artvin - Saturday, Nov.21, 5:00pm
Balikesir - Saturday, Nov.21, 5:15pm
Bayindir - Saturday, Nov.21, 5:30pm
Canakkale - Saturday, Nov.21, 7:00pm
Diyarbakir - Saturday Nov.21, 7:30pm
Eskisehir - Saturday Nov.21, 6:00pm
Fethiye - Saturday Nov.21, 5:15pm
Giresun - Saturday Nov.21, 4:45pm
Izmir - Saturday Nov.21, 6:45pm
Trabzon - Saturday Nov.21, 3:15pm
Adana - Sunday, Nov.22, 7:15pm
Urla - Sunday, Nov.22, 1:45pm
On November 5th, Bikes vs Cars will have its Danish premiere at Copenhagen's CPH:DOX! The festival, taking place from November 5th-15th, will include 4 screenings of the film. After our November 8th screening at Empire Bio, there will be a debate about the Copenhagen bicycle culture with Fredrik Gertten, Klaus Bondam (Director of Cyklistforbundet), Lasse Scheldt (Bicycle Innovation Lab) and Marie Kåstrup (program manager for Copenhagen Cycle Program).
Info on all four screenings can be found here. See you soon, Copenhagen!
|Thursday, November 5th||7:00PM||Kvarterhuset|
|Sunday, November 8th||3:00PM||Empire Bio (screening & debate)|
|Tuesday, November 10th||6:30PM||Politikens Hus (screening & debate)|
|Wednesday, November 11th||2:00PM||Absalon|
Amazing news out of Italy - Bikes vs Cars received the Grand Prize for Best International Documentary at Cinemambiente Environmental Film Festival in Torino, who hosted our Italian premiere over the weekend. That makes two wins for Bikes at the festival. Before the screening, Bike Pride held a challenge to see who would arrive at the cinema first, bikes or cars. We were not surprised to see Fredrik and the other bicyclists cross the finish line first!
Here's Fredrik Gertten accepting the Grand Prize!
We've heard reports of an amazing Sunday night by the LA River, where Ambulante California closed their festival with the LA premiere of Bikes vs Cars. Thank you to the many of you who attended, including US executive producer Chris Paine and film participants Dan Koeppel and Don Ward, who represented the film on our behalf. We look forward to visiting LA again for our official US launch in December!
Thank you also to Danny Gamboa for helping to organize the many awesome guided bike rides to the screening and for the ride hosts, Ghost Bikes, CiclaValley, Walk Bike Glendale, Multicultural Communities for Mobility, Ride On Bike co-op Leimert Park Village and Black Kids on Bikes
In September, Volkswagen sparked global outrage when it admitted that 11 million of its diesel cars are fitted with special gadgets that activate pollution controls during tests but secretly turn them off when the car is on the road. In this piece in Sweden's Aftonbladet, Fredrik Gertten shares his response to what is being referred to as VW-Gate.
"They do not care about the environment. This, in a time of climate crisis, a time when we over-consume the earth's resources. World journalists and commentators need to move the focus. VW-gate is not about a big corporate public relations debacle, or stock quotes. There is a moral crisis for a key industry in our economic system. We must speak about this. So okay, I admit, I am not only sad. I'm pissed."
On October 7th, Bikes vs Cars will have its Greek premiere when CineDoc opens their festival with the film at the Institut Français d'Athènes, in collaboration with the Municipality of Athens, WWF Greece, Attica Bike Community, Friends of the Bicycle and the Embassy of Sweden. CineDoc is one of our partners in the European Documentary Network's initiative Moving Docs and the Athens screening will be just one of many held throughout Greece during the month of October. Here's the full list:
Αθήνα | Γαλλικό Ινστιτούτο | 7-Οκτ | 20.00
Αθήνα | Κινηματογράφος Δαναός | 8-14/10 | 16.00
Θεσσαλονίκη | Παύλος Ζάννας | 11-Οκτ | 17.30
Ρέθυμνο | Cineland Παντελής | 11-Οκτ |12.30
Ηράκλειο | Κοιν. Χώρο των Ιδρυμάτων Καλοκαιρινού | 9-Οκτ | 20.00
Βόλος | Μουσείο Πλινθοκεραμοποιίας | 7-Οκτ 8.00
Σπάρτη | Μουσείο Ελιάς και Ελληνικού Λαδιού | 7-Οκτ|18.00
Δημητσάνα | Υπαίθριο Μουσείο Υδροκίνησης | 7-Οκτ |18.00
Μυτιλήνη | Μουσείο Βιομηχανικής Ελαιουργίας Λέσβου | 7-Οκτ |18.00
Στυμφαλία | Μουσείο Περιβάλλοντος Στυμφαλίας | 7-Οκτ |18.00
Ναύπλιο | ΦΟΥΓΑΡΟ | 11-Οκτ | 20.00
Τρίκαλα | Δημοτικός Κινηματογράφος |8-Οκτ | 22.00
Καρδίτσα | Πάρκο Παυσίλιππο |8-Οκτ | 21.00
Find more info about all of these on the Moving Docs website.
The world data on the Bikes vs Cars app now shows that we've biked almost 2,5 million km together! That's 60 times around the earth. Pretty amazing!
More exciting news - the website has now been updated so that you can explore data from around the world. You can see specific data collected from each continent, country, region/state and city. You can also see every city that is using the app, so if you don't see yours on the list, you can be the first to start contributing data from where you live!
Here are a few examples of some of the data that has been collected:
Keep up the good work and remember to share the app with your friends!
The app can be downloaded on iPhone and Android. Find more info and download the app here.
European Mobility Week, taking place September 16-22, is an annual awareness raising campaign that aims to make citizens aware about the use of public transport, cycling, walking and various modes of transport to get cities moving in the right direction. The week leads up to Car Free Day, on September 22nd.
That week, Bikes vs Cars will be screening in numerous cities around the world. Below is a list of what's scheduled so farm, with more to be announced soon. Interested in setting up your own screening during Mobility Week? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info!