Bike films screening: Quicksilver + Breaking Away!

As part of a monthly series of screenings I’m putting on a night with a couple of classic bike films on the first Tuesday night of August (the 4th). Films will be shown on a big screen in a shopfront at 923 High st, Thornbury - El Joyero. Cost is $5 and you get a beer or wine or ginger beer with that. You’ll be able to buy beers all night and coffee too (real coffee, made on a La Mazzoco using St Ali beans). Doors at 6.30 for 7pm first film. Before MASH but after Jorgen Leth there were…

Quicksilver (1986)
Jack Casey (Kevin Bacon)used to be a hot-shot stock market whiz kid. After a disastrous professional decision, his life in the fast lane is over. He loses his nerve and joins a speed delivery firm which relies on bicycles to avoid traffic jams of San Francisco, is attracted to a fellow bicycler, Terri, and befriends Hector, a budding entrepreneur. Can Jack regain his nerve and his self-respect, and rebuild his life on a more sound basis? (from IMDB)

Breaking Away (1979)
Dave, nineteen, has just graduated high school, with his 3 friends, The comical Cyril, the warm hearted but short-tempered Moocher, and the athletic, spiteful but good-hearted Mike. Now, Dave enjoys racing bikes and hopes to race the Italians one day, and even takes up the Italian culture, much to his friends and parents annoyance. While meanwhile, the 4 friends try to break away from their townie, Indiana reputation while fighting with nearby college snobs. (from IMDB)

Those details again:
Where: El Joyero (923 High st, Thornbury).
When: August 4th, 6.30pm.
How much: $5 and you get a brewski with that.
Everybody welcome, bring your friends!

this is going to be seriously sweet. good work olli and sam and co.

+1. nice work folks.

Damn, miss it by a week.

Thumbs up guys.

Going to do a back to back Rad / BMX Bandits showing too? :sunglasses:

ha. i like the idea. it seems along way away, but i will plan to be there.

fuch yeah

Continuing my suspicion that I’m psychic :wink:, I was only thinking about Quicksilver the other day after Andy’s Fyxomatosis post regarding his foray into bicycle courieringering…good to see my vision came true!

please god no.

sounds like fun. i am down. will be there.

don’t forget some sponsorship announcements while you change reels :wink:

Snack Pack
Green Machine
no. (because you turn 360 degrees and moonwalk away)


i was just thinking about this today.
awesome foursome.

finish uni at 8pm, will ride over aftewards!

this will be lots of fun!

Sweet should be there.

sounds rad - im in

We were talking about doing this in Adelaide with same films just last week.

Wish I could go to this one.

I’m sure someone would have a copy of RAD as well :wink:

bump, wish i wasnt sick as a doog

If anyone missed it last night, I’ve got Quicksilver on AVI.