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“Unlike other adventure films, this one takes audiences on a ride that spices the adventure with love, overwhelming charity and unwavering hope. It’s no wonder it won the People’s Choice Award at Banff.”
– Joanna Croston, Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival

In this inspiring documentary of adventure and human connection, five Australian friends attempt to cycle 2600kms from Oklahoma to California in honor of the mighty westward migration undertaken by The Grapes of Wrath’s Joad family. Through chance encounters with everyday Americans, the cyclists explore the novel’s core themes – migration, inequality, and The American Dream – and how the nation has progressed 80 years after Steinbeck’s Dust Bowl depiction was first published. It is through countless acts of generosity from small-town individuals and communities, to desolating encounters with ‘unwanted’ Americans, that the cyclists experience first-hand the startling parallels of the novel in a country still grappling with immigration, wealth disparity, and, ultimately, its own sense of identity. The Bikes of Wrath couldn’t be more timely. It’s funny, heartbreaking, and yet ultimately a hopeful documentary that opens our eyes to the vast complexities of America. In English. Not Rated. Directors: Cameron Ford, Charlie Turnbull (Australia 2019) 80 min

$11. General  | $7 CFI Members – Member Number Required

SATURDAY, MAY 16 • 7:00
Join us for a livestream conversation with filmmakers/film subjects Charlie Turnbull and Cameron Ford