Ped Mall -Scene 1 Mon, Jul 1 9:00 PM
Series Info
Series:Special Event
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:100 minutes
Director:Cameron Ford, Charlie Turnbull
Year Released:2018
Production Country:Australia


Join FilmScene and co-presenter World of Bikes for this FREE outdoor "bike-in" screening at Big Grove Brewery (1225 S Gilbert) after Monday Night Gravel with the Iowa City Gravel Scouts.
$1 from every Tailwind sold supports FilmScene!

"We need to find a way to lift each other up rather than put each other down, and the  boys' journey inspires so much good in those they meet. If this film can teach us to be kind to one another, then the journey was surely worth it." - Kendall Coombs, Film Blerg

Five Australian friends attempt to cycle from Oklahoma to California in honor of the mighty westward migration undertaken by "The Grapes of Wrath's" Joad family. Seeking to gain a greater understanding of the Dust Bowl, explore the central themes of the novel and discuss their relevance in today's America, The Bikes of Wrath set off on their 30-day cycling adventure with no support vehicle, no training and, as one member puts it best, "no real idea".

Through chance encounters with everyday Americans, the cyclists expand on the novel's core: migration, inequality and the perceived land of opportunity. The Bikes of Wrath uncovers a deep insight into the human spirit and shines a positive light on America at a time when the world needs it most; all rolled into a unique, funny and life-affirming observational documentary filled with adventure, literature, music and human connection.