Northants filmmakers get on their bikes

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On Monday 2 September we’re proud to be hosting I Love To Ride My Bicycle, a programme of three cycling-related short films made in Northamptonshire, and presented by county film festival Film Northants. 

The three very different films share an eccentric streak and a local provenance. Bomberdrome is a documentary specially commissioned by Film Northants and featuring the infamous Northampton artist/cyclist/cap-supporter Bill Pollard and his motley crew The Ministry of Bicycles. In 2012 they took on the challenge of building a wooden bicycle wall of death, the first of its kind in Europe. The film documents the struggles and thrills of making one of the county’s most bizarre attractions. 

Film Northants Judges’ Choice winner Barney is a comedy written and directed by Dean Twaites, about a man who discovers – and falls in love with – an abandoned bicycle which turns out to have a life of its own. 

Love and bicycles cross paths again in the passion project of Film Northants judge Tim Coley. Finding Wheel Love shows the lengths men and women will go to in the hunt for companionship. 

Film Northants Festival Chair Lily Canter said, “This is a great opportunity for both cycling enthusiasts and film enthusiasts to view a selection of quality films made in Northamptonshire – each with their own quirky twist. Not only will the night be an entertaining viewing experience but it will also give people the opportunity to pick the brains of the film-makers and their subjects.” 

Errol Flynn Filmhouse and Film Northants present I Love To Ride My Bicycle at 8.30pm on Monday 2 September, including a Q&A with the film-makers.

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