Two cycling films — one by Asheville’s own Chusy Jardine — will screen at Asheville Pizza & Brewing, March 11. Mars Hill College Cycling, in conjunction with Citizen Pictures, will show the epic documentary Race Across the Sky as a fundraising event for the team. The film was released very briefly to theaters in large cities but never made it to Asheville.
Following RATS, Mars Hill Cycling will show A Ride with George Hincapie to round out the double feature highlighting two of the USA’s most respected cyclists. Presented in conjunction with Plan A Films and Hincapie Sports. A Ride was directed by Chusy Jardine, the award winning director, whose film “Anywhere, USA” (based on and filmed in Asheville) won a prestigious Sundance award.
The event will be hosted by Asheville Pizza and Brewing Co. on Thursday, March 11.
Here’s the trailer for RATS:
For those unfamiliar with the Leadville 100, here’s what it’s all about:
At 10,000+ feet, against the misty backdrop of a former mining town, Leadville, Colorado, 1228 cyclists line the starting line. For many, it will be the most difficult race of their lives. For some, a bragging right to say they raced alongside the best in the world. Some imagine victory. Most hope only to finish. But everyone will count.
And the trailer for A Ride with George Hincapie
And here is the scoop on “A Ride With George Hincapie”:
Spanning his early years as a junior to the disappointment of 2009 Roubaix, this unadorned everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know-about-the-guy portrait puts a microscope on the silent man of cycling, George Hincapie. Ride along with George as he shares his joys and inspirations, his fears and frustrations, his anger (or lack thereof), his hopes and dreams, his strengths and weaknesses, and his plans for the future as he gives us a unique peak into his private world. A Ride with George Hincapie is a feature-length film that provides an unprecedented look at the man behind the athlete.
Here the link to Mars Hill Cycling’s blog post: http://marshillcycling.com/2010/02/23/race-across-the-sky-comes-to-the-big-screen-for-one-night-only/