The Big Bike Film Night 2021

 

PLEASE NOTE:
This event was previously scheduled for 9th September.
All tickets issued for 9th September have been transferred to 21st October and ticket holders advised.

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We’re on a mission – sharing the best cycling short films from around the world with you.

The Big Bike Film Night returns for 2021, and is pedalling into Byron Bay on Thursday 9th September 2021.
Described as ‘a feast of short films devoted to the bicycle and all who ride’, The Big Bike Film Night is an annual event that presents an array of international movies specifically selected by New Zealander and self-proclaimed “Film Pedlar”/ Curator, Brett Cotter.

The Big Bike Film Night showcases the colourful array of cycling genres at hand. “Our vision with this event is to share the best cycling short films from around the world,” says the Brett Cotter. “We focus on the ‘human interest’ side, and these films are a great reminder of why we love to ride with stories that celebrate the fun, adventure and inspiration that cycling enables”.

 “After the incredible and humbling response from our Byron attendees last year, I can’t wait to showcase our much awaited 2021 collection; Covid-19 sparked a bike boom and with this Australians are embracing all things bicycle related,” says Mr Cotter.

The Big Bike Film Night 2021 at Byron Theatre

This year’s treasure chest of films includes one man’s mission to ride every street around New Zealand, an unusual Victorian pastime taking place in modern London; an Australian female rider who goes back in time to carry the stories of the past into the future; four adventurers bikerafting and riding through challenging landscapes, following the historical trails to and from one of New Zealand’s most significant rivers; the humble story of a BMX Club and their dream of becoming the number one Club in the UK; a film that celebrates the growing, sustainable type of tourism where everyone is a winner, and a unique bike builder who builds off-road cycles that help change people’s lives; all in the mix.

Mr. Cotter says he is full of admiration for all these films, but one stands out in particular, ‘Focus’, which follows Steve Bate, who at the age of 34 was given the devastating news that his eyesight was degenerating. The enormity of this forced Steve to re-evaluate his life and to make every moment count – dreaming big, refusing to let something stand in his way, and conquering insurmountable obstacles. This film documents Steve’s journey as he participates in the Rovaniemi 150, a gruelling self-supported fat bike race through the Arctic tundra of Finnish Lapland, where temperatures can drop below -35°C and with the long hours of darkness testing his limited eyesight even further the race gives Steve one of his greatest challenges to date.

“Our collection has something for everyone and I know two wheel devotees will be eager to see this; they can expect action, drama, humour and plenty of inspiration in the mix including a number of international and award winning films” says Mr Cotter.

So…listen to the voice inside you; it’s telling you to go. Grab your mates, grab your tickets, GO ON… grab your bike and come along for the ride!!

Find out more at www.bigbikefilmnight.nz

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You can now redeem your Discover NSW vouchers online: 
Complete your ticket selection, then at the Checkout Payment, click on Want to redeem a Dine & Discover Voucher? and enter your Discover NSW voucher code. 
(valid until 30 June 2022)

To book wheelchair accessible seating, contact the Theatre Box Office:
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 10.30am – 1.30pm. Tel.(02) 6685 6807
Or email boxoffice@byroncentre.com.au

This is a Covidsafe event.
For the health & safety of all, signage & sanitising stations are set up throughout the venue. We ask that you adhere to all covid guidelines while attending the theatre.

 The Byron Theatre and Community Centre is a registered CovidSafe business.

N.B. Subject to availability, E-Tickets can now be purchased online up to the event start time to avoid unnecessary queues at the box office.
6.00pm – Venue doors open | Box Office sales open | Venue Bar open
6.30pm – Theatre doors open
7.00pm – The Big Bike Film Night 2021
9.30pm – Event concludes (includes interval)