Artists' Television Access

Bike Night at the Movies

Thursday, January 1, 1970, 12:00 am, $3

Breaking Away (1979)

Like bikes? We sure do! Come out and enjoy many different kinds of cycling movies, some full-length, some just mix of shorts. There will be popcorn and frosty beverages available for your viewing pleasure. See you at the movies! January 12th is our friend Spencer’s birthday. Birthday cake will be provided. Come celebrate the birthday with us!

Movie Shown: Breaking Away (1979)

Plot Summary (from IMDB):
Dave, nineteen, has just graduated high school, with his 3 friends, the comical Cyril, the warm hearted but short-tempered Moocher, and the athletic, spiteful but good-hearted Mike. Now, Dave enjoys racing bikes and hopes to race the Italians one day, and even takes up the Italian culture, much to his friends and parents annoyance. While meanwhile, the 4 friends try to break away from their townie, Indiana reputation while fighting with nearby college snobs.

More information from Wikipedia:
Breaking Away is a 1979 film which tells the story of a group of local boys from Bloomington, Indiana who put together a bicycle racing team to compete against teams from Indiana University. It stars Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Jackie Earle Haley, Barbara Barrie and Paul Dooley. The movie was written by Steve Tesich and directed by Peter Yates.

It won the Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay, and was nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Barbara Barrie), Best Director, Best Music, Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Best Adaptation Score and Best Picture.

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