Thursday, June 25
6:30 p.m. & 9 p.m.
Columbia City Cinema
4816 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118 [map it!]
$10 advance tickets available through Brown Paper Bag Tickets. Tickets will also be available at the door, provided that we don't sell out!
* Fun bike culture panel talk between shows at 8:30 p.m. Hosted by Dave Hiller with Filmmaker Greg Fredette & special guests.
* Secure bike corral parking next door at Washington Federal Savings. $3 donation, open 5:30 - 11 p.m.
* Pre and post show happy hour libations and raffle at Lottie's Lounge (no host)
Veer explores America’s fast-growing bicycling culture by profiling five people whose lives are inextricably tied to bicycling and the bike-centric social groups they belong to. The film follows these characters over the course of a year, offering a behind-the-scenes look at their personal struggles and triumphs. Veer examines what it means to be part of a community, and how social movements are formed. The film is narrated by Mathew Modine, renowned actor and bicycle advocate.
These special shows benefit the Cascade Bicycle Club's Major Taylor Project. We thank the film makers for graciously reducing their commission to make this showing possible.
"As funky as a chrome-plated unicycle and as instructive as a Bike to Work Week seminar, this tasty slice of Pacific Northwest cycling culture should fascinate anyone who prefers life on two wheels… Portland director Greg Fredette obviously knows his audience well and packs this fascinating doc with enough bike politics, culture, anarchy, art and people-profiles to make it a must-see for anyone who cares about bikes and their ever-increasing place in our daily lives. But if you think cycling is just a trend that’ll pass as soon as gas prices drop (ha!), this probably isn’t the movie for you… then again, maybe it should be".
- Monday Magazine
"In this breakthrough doc by Portland residents Greg Fredette and Jason Turner, get ready for a wild ride through the growing underground bike culture of their hometown and America at large… the awesome world of Veer is nothing if not colorful at every turn. Grab your helmet. But be forewarned your old ten-speed is going to seem a little inadequate."
- Victoria Film Festival
“(Veer) has the perfect scale and polish for its subject…it's a frequently heartening portrait of what there is to love, and love deeply…”
- The Oregonian
“Veer gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the raw emotions, hard work, creativity, and silliness that defines bike culture. With minimal narration, the film expertly balances multiple storylines, allows characters to develop themselves, and succeeds in sharing a message that should resonate far beyond Portland.”
- Jonathan Maus, BikePortland.org