Yes, we’re woefully late in posting this…all the May advance screenings have come and gone, but if you didn’t know about it already, it’s worth checking out:
Veer, a documentary film about the burgeoning bicycle culture in North American cities, has been steadily picking up steam on the North American independent film festival circuit. Narrated by Matthew Modine (Full Metal Jacket, Weeds), Veer offers a peek into the world of urban bicycling groups by following five unique characters, all of whom have made major life changes because of their involvement in cycling. Through their stories, the film captures a fast-growing culture of bicycling that is evolving in major cities and has come to incorporate concepts of community-building, social activism, and creative arts.
Following its multiple sold-out screenings at the Victoria International Film Festival, Veer won Best Documentary Film at the Calgary Underground Film Festival in April, and has been nominated for Best Documentary at the upcoming San Joaquin International Film Festival. Most recently, Veer screened at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City, May 5th, as part of an environmental film series.
Commercial distribution of Veer will begin this summer, after a series of special pre-release screenings starting in May to coincide with National Bike Month. Inspired by the community-minded cycling groups they met while making the film, the producers have scheduled the pre-release screenings to be held in communities across the United States and Canada as fundraisers to benefit bicycle advocacy organizations. More than 20 May screenings are scheduled in cities in Alberta, California, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and Washington.