bikecollective: We’re leading a ride to see “Rising From the Ashes" on Wednesday at 10:15. "Rising From the Ashes" is part of the Milwaukee Film Festival and is about the rise of the Rwandan national cycling team.
We’re leaving the Milwaukee Bicycle Collective (2910 W. Clybourn St.) at 9:00PM and riding down to The Calling (aka the Orange Starburst) to pick up more people. At 9:30 we’ll be leaving for Fox Bay Cinema Grill (334 E Silver Spring Dr.).
The movie starts at 10:15 and is 80 minutes long.
From the MFF website:
This incredibly inspiring tale of perseverance and hope follows the wildly improbable Rwandan national cycling team as they learn what it takes to become professional athletes under the tutelage of cycling legend Jock Boyer, with the long-shot goal of qualifying for the London Olympics. Narrated by executive producer Forest Whitaker, this gorgeously shot doc is a moving portrait of how a group of people, when working in unison toward a goal, can become bigger than themselves and their country’s tragic history, becoming a symbol of hope for a people rising from ashes.
Films at the MFF tend to sell out, so it is recommended you get your tickets ($10) soon.