It seems like it’s a big weekend for movies (especially movies with a heavy bicycle focus). Here are the highlights:
Sunday, November 14, 7:00 PM – Landry’s Bicycles presents Bicycle Dreams, the true story of the Race Across America, will be screened in Razzo Hall, 92 Downing St., Clark University, Worcester, Mass. The award-winning documentary film by Stephen Auerbach follows a handful of seekers on a transformative journey — a grueling 3,000-mile bicycle race that has been deemed the most challenging sporting event in the world. Includes a Q&A with Patrick Autissier, a participant in Race Across America. Tickets are $7.50 online, $10 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Major Taylor Association.
Friday, November 12 (tonight), 6:00 PM – Worcester filmmaker, Matt Feinstein, will present his debut feature film, Ciclovida: Lifecycle at Clark University’s Traina Center for the Arts, 92 Downing St, Worcester. The film follows a group of farmers from northeast Brazil who traverse the entire South American continent by bike in search of natural seeds. The dynamic protagonists inspire viewers with stories of sustainable agriculture projects while exposing the devastating effects of industrial agriculture. Tickets are $10, and it sounds like the food will be great.
Friday, November 12 (also tonight), 7:00 PM – The Worcester Chapter of the American Guild of Organists presents The Mark of Zorro, with live accompaniment by Peter Krasinski at All Saints Church. Tickets are $10, $5 Students/Seniors. For those of you who are not familiar with Douglas Fairbanks [Sr.], he’s just tremendous in this movie. If you’re into swashbucklers, this is for you. (And if you like Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. — and, really, is there anyone who doesn’t? — but aren’t familiar with Senior, let this movie be your introduction to another great actor.)