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We continue our Collin Forbes Memorial Bike-In Movie Series with Wadjda the first feature film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia and the first feature-length film made by a female Saudi director.
Movie synopsis: Wadjda is a 10-year-old girl living in a suburb of Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. Although she lives in a conservative world, Wadjda is fun loving, entrepreneurial and always pushing the boundaries of what she can get away with. After a fight with her friend Abdullah, a neighborhood boy she shouldn’t be playing with, Wadjda sees a beautiful green bicycle for sale. She wants the bicycle desperately so that she can beat Abdullah in a race. But Wadjda’s mother won’t allow it, fearing repercussions from a society that sees bicycles as dangerous to a girl’s virtue. So Wadjda decides to try and raise the money herself.
If this is your first time joining us for the Bike-In movie series, here’s what to expect: The Estate of local cycling advocate Collin Forbes donated a completely portable large-screen, outdoor movie set-up that allows us to bike around to different locations around town to show you great bike-themed movies in public places, like parks. Every part of the movie set-up is portable and off the grid.
Can you see the movie? Yes. It is projected on a giant, 11-foot wide screen.
Can you hear the movie? Yes. We bring portable loud speakers.
You will need to bring: a blanket or something comfortable to sit on, snacks (some to share is nice too), and anything else you need to be comfortable.
This is truly a unique, fun, community-minded series of events you won’t want to miss. Tell all your friends and come find the Bike-In movie in a park near you!
Location: Arroyo Chico Pocket Park (495 S. Highland Ave) – easily accessible by bike from the Aviation Bike Path or Arroyo Chico Greenway