Bicycle Film Festival presents
FREE WHEELS EAST
Q&A with directors Ben Wylson & Jamie Mackenzie
Available to stream worldwide April 6 - May 31, 2023
Bicycle Film Festival presents a free retrospective screening of the film, FREE WHEELS EAST
Introduction by FREE WHEELS EAST's narrator, Peter Coyote (Emmy-award winning actor including: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Bitter Moon, Erin Brockovich, A Walk to Remember, The Vietnam War and many more)
Followed by a Q&A with directors Ben Wylson & Jamie Mackenzie.
Available to stream virtually worldwide April 6 - May 31, 2023.
FREE WHEELS EAST (94 minutes, English) - Cousins Jamie and Ben set off on an extraordinary 3 year adventure; without know-how or training they attempt to ride bicycles on every continent without using airplanes. On their absurd mission, Jamie and Ben battle through landslides and over mountains; they traverse deserts and somehow hitch lifts across all of the world's great oceans. Surviving near fatal accidents, life threatening illness and even becoming the first to cycle in the desolate East Antarctic; it seems nothing can stop them... In this compelling story of friendship, through sheer perseverance and indomitable spirit, Jamie and Ben visit 35 countries, and in so doing change the course of their lives... forever.
This feature length documentary tells the story of a truly global adventure. Astonishingly, this film was stitched together from just 24 hours of footage that Ben and Jamie shot on the road, and an interview filmed in 2009. This in-house film also includes a score written and played on a guitar carried with them on their journey. Starring: Peter Coyote (Narrator), Jamie Mackenzie, Ben Wylson, Jack Wylson.
How does the virtual Bicycle Film Festival work? A ticket allows you to view the film followed with the Q&A at anytime from Thursday, April 6 at 12:00PM ET through Wednesday, May 31 at 11:59PM ET streamed to your computer, tablet, or smart TV by simply clicking on the link provided by email when redeeming a ticket. If a ticket is redeemed before Thursday, April 6 at 12:00PM ET, streaming links will be emailed 15 minutes before the start at 11:45am ET on Thursday, April 6. You may view BFF in one sitting, or as you will, from the comfort and safety of your home.
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Downloadable PDF to the Zine https://www.thebigsky.co.uk/docs/free-wheels-east-the-blogs-zine/