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Offline Awf Hand

Coming soon to a theater near you...?
« on: February 18, 2011, 11:54:42 am »
I just purchased a ticket to a movie that is having a special one-night showing in my hometown. "Ride the Divide" is a documentary about the world toughest mountain bike race, the course following the continental divide from Banff, Alberta to the US border with Mexico. The course covers 2700 miles and has about 200,000 vertical feet of climbing.
I'm happy enough to be twins.

Here is a link to the website:

www.ridethedividemovie.com/

Maybe you have a theater near you that is hosting..?
(I think you can buy the DVD, but my local theater is putting a % of ticket money towards a group promoting local trail building efforts.)

Online indyfabz

Re: Coming soon to a theater near you...?
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2011, 01:26:07 pm »
A local club sponsored several screenings during a weekend this winter.  The filmaker was there and gave a short introduction.  There was a reception afterwards, which I did not attend.

Offline MidSouth

Re: Coming soon to a theater near you...?
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2011, 01:01:29 pm »
It has been showing on the Documentary Channel the past couple months.  It was on at 2am this morning and will show again on 4/13 at 6m

Offline EnduroDoug

Re: Coming soon to a theater near you...?
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2011, 09:48:57 am »
I have to say I was pretty disappointed in the movie.

I know it's got to be really hard to film a race that long, with racers spread out across two states, but it seemed like most of the footage was shot from within diners and motels instead of on the actual course. Considering how much of the route is open to motorized vehicles (or can be easily accessed by such) I was surprised to see so little actual biking. I've been in races that were being filmed by crews on dirtbikes and by helicopter and was expecting more of an effort for dramatic footage from the filming crew. Or even just more scenic footage.

If you compare this movie to the Race Across the Sky (or other similar race movies) movie about the Leadville 100, the production qualities and cinematography just didn't compare. 



Online indyfabz

Re: Coming soon to a theater near you...?
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2011, 08:45:58 am »
I too was hoping for, and thought there would be more footage of, actual riding.  You need a larger crew than what they had.  I suspect they did not have a budget that allowed for that.