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The Big Bike Film Night BMX Double Feature
December 1, 2020 @ 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Do the Double!!! Our Big Bike Film Night BMX ‘Double Feature’ presents two inspirational BMX films –‘Revolution Day: The chase for the Biggest Trick in Action Sports History’ and ‘The Source Park’.
Both documentaries showcase motivated individuals that have the devotion and resolution to push boundaries in order to follow their passion, and dreaming BIG.
This one’s for the youngsters who enjoy restoring old school BMX’s, building jumps and sending it; as well as for the many families who enjoy spending time together at their local BMX race track. We know that BMXing is not just for those who enjoy ripping it up at the skatepark or doing a double, it’s a sport that no matter what your skill level is or how old you are – it’s for everyone!
“The context of these films may be BMX themed, but they are much more than that, they are about believing in yourself and following your passion” says Brett Cotter, the Big Bike Film Night’s Curator. “Side by side, these documentary films have standout values, outstanding cinematic qualities, and inspiring stories, what more could we want in these trying times. Doing a ‘Double Feature’ in a pandemic may seem insane but hey, when have I ever done things the normal way.”
Marking 5 years since this incredible achievement, ‘Revolution Day: The chase for the Biggest Trick in Action Sports History’ catapulted Taupō based BMX rider Jed Mildon into global stardom in 2015. This film chronicles Jed Mildon’s and American rival James Foster’s quest to become the first ever to complete a quadruple backflip on a BMX bike. As would be expected, the nine-month project took a heavy toll on both riders’ bodies and landing a fourth proved to be a bigger project than anyone involved had expected.
‘The Source Park’ documentary captures the motivation, the devotion, and the true passion of two brothers Marc and Richard Moore who started a BMX shop in the coastal town of Hastings, England in 2003. Through dedication, they grow ‘The Source’ into a true family business and ultimately England’s largest on-line BMX retailer. Constructing quirky DIY projects over the years, they move on to face their biggest challenge – building the world’s largest underground BMX and skate park underneath the promenade of the Hastings seafront, in a space that dates back to the 1800’s and that has laid derelict for the past eighteen years. With the help of old friends, family and a hint of luck, can they pull it off?
So…grab your ‘send it’ gear and do the Double! Grab your mates, grab your tickets, GO ON… grab your BMX bike and come along for the ride!!
RUN TIME 175 MINUTES, includes an interval between the two films.
RATING: E (Exempt) but please be aware there is coarse language in both films.
Tickets from www.bigbikefilmnight.nz and on the night at the Academy Cinemas (subject to availability).