Bikes vs Cars Around the World

It's now been just over a month since Bikes vs Cars had its World Premiere at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. Since then, the film has found its way around the world, with more festivals being announced every day and new screening requests coming in around the clock. It has meant so much to us to see what an interest there is in the film from people all over the globe.

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SXSW Bike Hugger Meet-Up before our world premiere. photo cred: Bike Hugger 

Below are a few more glimpses into some of the screenings we've had so far. Thanks to everyone who has come out and supported us, once again helping us show that WE ARE MANY! And remember, still many more screenings to come. Our European Premiere at the UK Green Film Festival, May 3rd in London, our Belgian premiere with Docville on May 4, first screenings in Spain through Docs Barcelona in May, Australian premiere at Sydney Film Festival in June, plus many more. Keep checking out our screening page for updates.

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Sweden's 101 Most Influential Environmentalists

Yesterday, the journal Miljöaktuellt published their list of Sweden's 101 Most Influential Environmentalists. Included on the list is Bikes vs Cars director Fredrik Gertten! The list has been produced partly by open nomination and partly through a jury process. According to Miljöaktuellt, the purpose of the list is to "lift up role models and people who set the agenda on environmental and sustainability issues that are driving the development of more sustainable path." Congratulations, Fredrik!

See the full list here (in Swedish).

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Film Festival Announcements

Two new festival announcements for Bikes vs Cars!

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On Friday, April 10th, the film will be screening at Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in Durham, North Carolina. Fredrik Gertten was previously invited to the festival with Big Boys Gone Bananas!*, where he presented the film to a sold out audience in Fletcher Hall. We're happy to be back in Fletcher this time around with Bikes vs Cars. Check here for more info on Full Frame and their 2015 program.

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In May, we will have our European Premiere at the UK Green Film Festival. We will also be the festival's opening film, with the opening gala taking place Sunday, May 3rd at Rio Cinema in London. The festival takes places from May 3rd-10th in venues across the country. You can find a complete list of screenings here and below.

Date City Venue
3rd May Belfast Queen's Film Theatre
3rd May Birmingham Mac
3rd May Bristol Watershed
3rd May Cardiff Chapter
3rd May Inverness Eden court
3rd May Leeds Hyde Park Picturehouse
3rd May (opening gala) London Rio Cinema
3rd May Nottingham Broadway
3rd May Oban Phoenix
3rd May Saffron Waldon Saffron Screen
3rd May Welwyn Garden City Garden City Cinema
4th May Aberdeen Vue
6th May Hexham The Forum Cinema
7th May Cambridge Vue
7th May Edinburgh Omni centre
7th May Goole Junction
7th May London Vue Islington
9th May Falmouth The Poly
10th May Oxford Ultimate Picture Palace

Bikes vs Cars at SXSW

We're now just days away from the World Premiere of Bikes vs Cars at South By Southwest, in Austin, Texas. 

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The world premiere will take place on Sunday, March 15th, at 7pm. This is a special outdoor screening, free and open to all - you do not need a SXSW badge to attend! Details below:

Republic Square Park
422 Guadalupe Street
Austin, TX 78701

You can RSVP for the event here, where you'll also find details for a SXSW/Bike Hugger meet-up and social ride before the screening.

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Tempo Documentary Award Honorable Mention

After being selected as the opening film at this year's Tempo Documentary Festival, we are very pleased to have been selected for the Tempo Documentary Award Honorable Mention

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"The Jury Honorable Mention goes to a film that, with insight, anger, humor and constructiveness, highlights a global problem, and questions heavily ingrained expectations about what a society should look like."

Thank you to Lars Strömgren of Cykelfrämjandet for accepting the award on our behalf. 


Swedish Cinema Release

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It's been a big week for Bikes vs Cars! On Monday, we opened Tempo Documentary Festival in Stockholm. On Tuesday, sold-out pre-screenings were held by our good friends at Doc Lounge in Malmö and Lund, with additional screenings this week in Österlund and Göteborg (and more to come!). And tomorrow, we'll perhaps have our most exciting day yet - Bikes vs Cars will have its cinema release in theaters across Sweden, through Folkets Bio.

 

Here in Malmö, we look forward to gathering our closest friends at Folkets Bio's newly opened Biograf Panora. A slow-roll is arranged to bring guests to our opening gala. The entire team will be present for the screening and Q&A, including Aline and Ivan, both featured in the film. We are also happy that so many of our Kickstarter backers will be there to finally see the film on the big screen. After all, we could not have done this without their support!

Though we'll all be in Malmö tomorrow, we send our love to everyone heading to cinemas across Sweden. If you haven't yet, RSVP to our Facebook event, where you'll find a complete list of cities and cinemas showing the film. 

We hope you enjoy the film!

Love,
The Bikes vs Cars team

 


Swedish Parliament screening of Bikes vs Cars

Tomorrow, Sweden's Green Party will host a screening of Bikes vs Cars at the parliament in Stockholm. The event, which takes place from 12-2pm, will be followed by an open discussion and Q&A with Fredrik Gertten. Thank you to Karin Svensson Smith, of the Green Party, who has arranged the screening. 

Fredrik's previous films Bananas!* and Big Boys Gone Bananas!* were also shown at the parliament and we are honored to be back with our new film!

For more information, please contact Green Party press secretary Axel Sandin at axel.sandin@riksdagen.se or 072-247 97 88. 


Tempo Documentary Festival

On Monday, March 2nd, Bikes vs Cars will open this year's Tempo Documentary Festival in Stockholm. Fredrik Gertten and the rest of the Bikes vs Cars team will all be in attendance. Check out their site for more info and a list of all screenings. Buy tickets to the opening gala here.


BIKES vs CARS trailer in Portuguese and Spanish

The new BIKES vs CARS trailer can now be viewed with both Portuguese and Spanish subtitles. Keep sharing it with your friends around the world! 

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World Premiere of BIKES vs CARS

Just announced: BIKES vs CARS will have it's world premiere at South by Southwest (SXSW)!

SXSW.pngThe festival takes place in Austin, Texas from March 13-21st. Director Fredrik Gertten will attend, along with producers Elin Kamlert and Margarete Jangård and US executive producer Chris Paine.

Learn more about the festival and see the full program here.

See you soon in Austin!



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