Bikes have accompanied the French throughout modern times. First as a luxury accessory, then as a wonderful way to achieve individual and political liberation, bicycles have rolled through a century of France’s social history, until reaching a new status – that of an ecological symbol. The bicycle is a popular myth. Powered by the many memories of French people, it embodies something both timeless and universal. La Reine bicyclette is the story of our fluctuating love for bikes. It is a witty and tender look at French people on saddles, from the late 19th century to today. (Denver Film Society)
Q&A with Jonathan Vaughters, manager of the Boulder-based Cannondale-Garmin cycling team following the screening!
Tickets and info: http://www.denverfilm.org/filmcenter/detail.aspx?FID=84&id=27677