SATURDAY APRIL 6
Q&A follows with filmmakers Karla Lemus & Boris Castro
FREE SCREENING – DONATIONS ACCEPTED
Directed by: Karla Lemus & Boris Castro
A group of bicycle aficionados from Hamburg, Sankt Pauli traveled to Los Angeles, to cross the city for 12 days into all cardinal directions. They cruised through the barrios of East L.A., to the beaches of Venice, climbed the Hollywood Hills and discovered a forgotten velodrome in Encino.They worked as volunteers at the Midnight Mission on Skid Row, where 15,000 people live homeless and as a contrast they face the madness of lethal weapons at the L.A. Gun range in downtown.The movie is not just showing Los Angeles from an unknown perpective, it also puts up the question how one can cross this ecological and cultural desert. But the group is not alone, because L.A. shaped a remarkable and complex bike community, who daily faces the pressures of modern evolution and overcome the distances and the traffic.Along the boulevards that are lined by palms trees either in the rich residential areas or in the ganglands of the poor, their bikes became a tool to discover, to challenge and to encounter.
AFTER THE FILM THERE WILL BE A LATE NIGHT SOCIAL RIDE THAT WILL END UP AT GREEKS 205 FOR AN AFTER PARTY
Ride is going to take place right after the Breakin LA film. We want everyone to wear reflective gear, helmets and have lights on their bikes. We will meet up right after the film and do a social ride through Riverside Park, then end up at Greek Brothers.