The 23rd Environmental Film Festival kicks off on March 17th, and this year's opening night feature is Bikes vs. Cars.
Traffic gridlock around the world is frustrating people, wasting their time, polluting the air and contributing to climate change. Director Fredrik Gertten (BANANAS! and Big Boys Gone Bananas!) investigates the daily global spectacle of traffic and looks for solutions. Following bicycle activists’ crusades to foster meaningful change, the film documents the struggle for bicyclists in a society dominated by cars. From bike activists in Sao Paulo and Los Angeles, fighting for safe bike lanes, to the city of Copenhagen, where forty percent commute daily by bike, BIKES vs CARS considers the revolutionary changes that could take place if more cities made room for bicyclists.
The other bicycle relevant movie is a short, For All the Marbles
Faced with the most urgent issue of our generation — climate change — a Salt Lake City carpenter decides to run for Congress. This film documents Bill’s unconventional political campaign as he rides his bike over 650 miles through the state of Utah to raise awareness of climate change.