Jun 5, 2009

THE Bloomington Biking Weekend!

The weekend of July 18th promises to be a great biking weekend in Bloomington. The State Crit on Saturday 18th and the 30th anniversary of Breaking Away celebration on the 19th.

From Tom Stryker:

I am producing the 30th anniversary screening of the movie, Breaking Away, at 7PM on Sunday, July 19th at the historic Buskirk-Chumley Theater in downtown Bloomington. All proceeds will be donated to Jill’s House (www.jills-house.org), a local non-profit organization that gives housing to out-of-town patients receiving cancer treatment at the Midwest Proton Radiotherapy Institute. Prior to the movie, there will a bike ride tour of the Indiana University campus starting at 5PM in front of the Sample Gates at Kirkwood Ave & Indiana Street. The 1-hour ride will revisit some of the classic spots from the movie and is for all levels of bike riders. Please be sure to wear your helmet and bring a bottle of water. Wearing 1970's attire, or Cutters t-shirts, is encouraged.

I’ve received several pieces of memorabilia, on loan from the IU Student Foundation, including framed posters, still shots, clothing used in the movie and hundreds of articles. These will be displayed in the lobby of the Buskirk-Chumley prior to the show.

Tickets are $8 in advance/$10 day of the show. They are on sale now at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater box office or on their website: www.buskirkchumley.org. If you are unable to make the event, please consider making a donation to Jill's House.

Tom Stryker
Maple Street Productions, LLC

Breaking Away featured an array of budding stars and was nominated for Best Picture in 1979. They include Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Jackie Earle Haley, Paul Dooley and Barbara Barrie. The film was nominated for 5 awards at the 1980 Academy Awards and won for “Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen”. The film is ranked #8 on the American Film Institute's “100 Most Inspiring Movies of All Time”, ranked #8 on their list of The 10 Greatest Films in the "Sports" genre, and also #8 on Sports Illustrated's list of the Top 50 Sports Movies of all time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1jzs6dk4bs - hit the "HQ" button under the trailer for better quality.

What: 30th Anniversary Celebration of Breaking Away
When: Sunday, July 19th - 5PM Bike Tour; 7PM Movie
Where: 5PM - Sample Gates at IU Campus; 7PM - Buskirk-Chumley Theater

1 comment:

Lindsay said...

DRT Consulting is also hosting a mountain bike race at Wapehani Park on July 19, at 1:30, so there's even more Bloomington Cycling fun in store for that weekend.