iRIDE: Pedal Driven and more delights on the big screen, not only for lovers of two wheels

Pedal DriveniRIDE has been going for a while at macrobert, and we have some good movies heading towards Stirling in the next months. The first one will be at macrobert’s filmhouse this Wednesday 19 October at 7.30pm. If you are a keen mountain biker like me, or even a freerider (I am not there yet), you might know the ongoing argument about who owns the forest. Pedal Driven is a bikumentary that digs deeper into the issue, following freeriders in Washington always on the lookout for rangers threatening their trails. The film will give a good insight into both sides and their arguments and take you behind this confrontation, trying to offer a solution how opposing fractions can find common ground in the defence of the beauty of hills and forests. Knowing from experience how difficult that or any consensus can be when it comes to mountain biking, I am interested in the answers the film might have, as the trailer ends with a pretty bold statement: more than a movie, a movement. I am keen to find out myself, and the take the mountain bike out for a ride! Read more of this post

May – June 2011 film season released

Our May and June film season is now on sale and is looking absolutely cracking! We have  fantastic films for the whole family including Disney’s new release Winnie the Pooh which will feature five previously unadapted stories from the original books. Did you know that Winnie the Pooh is named after a teddy bear owned by Milne’s son Christopher Robin Milne who is the basis for the character Christopher Robin…? There are many more family films coming to macrobert over the next couple of months such as Mars Needs Moms, Rango, A Turtle’s Tale and much more… check out the full listings of family films here www.macrobert.org/family

New to macrobert – dance films and workshops. Have you ever adored the stunning dance moves in films? Now you don’t have to just adore them any longer, macrobert dance artists will teach you the moves! You can come along, learn the moves for Footloose or Chicago, watch the movie and enjoy a free glass of wine, the perfect girls night out! More info here www.macrobert.org/filmevents

We will also be screening beautiful foreign films like the 1964 Silken Skin (La Peau Douce, original title) which tells the tale of Pierre, a well-known publisher and lecturer who is married but falls in love with an air hostess and starts an affair. Find all our foreign films at www.macrobert.org/foreign

macrobert iRIDE is a series of film events inspired by two wheels. Why not change the comfort of your saddle for a few hours to enjoy only the best bike films in macrobert’s filmhouse and the chance to meet like-minded people in our cafebar afterwards. iRIDE in May-June will host Hell on Wheels, a breathtaking documentary which covers all aspects of the 2003 Tour de France, focusing on German team-mates Eric Zabel and Rolf Aldag. Also screening as part of the iRIDE events in two of  Mark Huskissan’s films Home and Find which depict the lives of passionate riders. More info on these events and our iRIDE event on the 27th April here at www.macrobert.org/iride

On top of all this macrobert will still be screening award-winning blockbusters, heart-felt documentaries, live arts and more. Check out the full listings of what’s on in our filmhouse at www.macrobert.org/cinema

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