Dates have been announced for the UK cinema tour of â€œLifecyclesâ€, probably the most anticipated mountain bike film ever. Lots more information and the trailer after the break.
The creative work of ace mountain bike photographer , Derek Frankowski, whose work regularly graces the pages of â€œBikeâ€ magazine and celebrated film maker, Ryan Gibb, â€œLifecyclesâ€ has been over three years in the making. Shot entirely in HD and envisaged from the very start of the project as being made to be shown on the big screen in high definition and 5.1 surround sound, â€œLifecyclesâ€ follows the life of the bicycle from its creation through to its ultimate demise. The film features the cream of the crop of riding talent and couples it with some truly breathtaking locations. At a sneak industry preview of a rough cut of the film in Whistler in August, the film received a standing ovation and glowing praise with one industry insider likening it to National Geographic meets The Collective. To see what all the fuss is about check out the trailer here.
The UK tour coincides with the release of the film on DVD. Copies of the film can be pre-ordered from www.lifecyclesfilm.com.
For everyone who catches the tour in the cinema, they will enjoy not just â€œLifecyclesâ€ but also the latest feature from Ionate Films called â€œVASTâ€. Shot entirely on location in Europe spanning locations such as the Swiss Alps, the stunning Ligurian coastline, the broad spaces of Provence and the streets of Berlin, VAST presents a uniquely European take on the freeride mountain bike film genre. While the riders may not necessarily be household names, their riding speaks for itself. A perfect companion piece for Lifecycles guaranteed to make you want to get out and ride. See the trailer at www.ionatefilms.com
The tour kicks off with the European Cinema Premiere in Glasgow at the GFT (www.gft.org.uk) on Thursday 11th November at 8.30pm before doing a limited tour of venues across the UK.
Dates and locations already confirmed are as follows:-
GLASGOW Thursday 11th November 2010 GFT, 12 Rose Street 0141 332 6535 www.gft.org.uk
AMBLESIDE Sunday 14th November Zeffirellis, Compston Road, Ambleside 015394 33845 www.zeffirellis.com
SHEFFIELD Wednesday 17th November 2010 Showroom, 7 Paternoster Row, Sheffield 0114 275 7727 www.showroomworkstation.org.uk
LONDON Thursday 18th November 2010 Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, London 020 7494 3654 www.princecharlescinema.com
LEEDS Friday 10th December Hyde Park Picturehouse, 73 Brudenell Road, Leeds 0113 275 2045 www.hydeparkpicturehouse.co.uk
The tour organiser asked that we mention that this tour has only been made possible thanks to the generosity and support of the following businesses and people within the bike trade.
Franck, Benjamin and Helena at www.x-tremevideo.com
Rob and the team at www.cyclesurgery.com for the London screening
Andy, Keith and the team at www.biketreks.net for the Ambleside screening
Carl at www.bikelove.co.uk for the Glasgow screening
Several further dates are planned. Keep an eye on www.lifecyclesfilm.com for regular updates about the UK tour.