BIKES VS CARS

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First show: December 03

ALINE-3Director Fredrik Gertten in person on Thursday, December 3 for Q&A after the film!

Co-presented by the San Francisco Green Film Festival and sponsored by the Consulate General of Sweden.

The bicycle, an amazing tool for change. Activists and cities all over the world are moving towards a new system. But will the economic powers allow it? Bikes vs Cars, a new film project from BANANAS!* and Big Boys Gone Bananas!* director Fredrik Gertten, looks into and investigates the daily global drama in traffic around the world.

Bikes vs Cars. A vigil in São Paulo for a cyclist killed by a busThe film will follow the individuals around the world that are fighting to create change. We meet Aline at Sao Paulo’s Ciclofaxia, the weekly Sunday ride where one lane of Paulista Avenue is opened for bikes only. Aline is an inspirational person in the city’s bicycle movement, who tries to focus on the positive aspects of being a cyclist. But that can be difficult in a city where one bicyclist is killed every four days. And in Toronto, where mayor Rob Ford strips away the city’s bike lanes in his battle to win the “war on cars,” we watch as members of the Urban Repair Squad infiltrate the streets at night, using spray paint and stencils to replace them.

Directed by Fredrik Gertten, 2015, 90 min, USA. HD Digital.

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