Jumping into the growing urban bicycling subculture and the tension between drivers and riders, Kino Lorber has acquired the U.S. rights to the new documentary Bikes vs. Cars. Directed by Fredrik Gertten (Big Boys Gone Bananas), the film is a deep dive into cyclist culture, the fight by biking activists to protect their access to streets, and issues such as the vested interest in keeping cities car-oriented, environmentalism, and more. Spanning cities such as Copenhagen, Los Angeles, and Sao Pauolo, the doc is a call to arms for greater sustainability.
Bikes vs. Cars will premiere in New York August 6, during the Rooftop Film Festival, followed by theatrical release in New York and Los Angeles via Kino’s Alive Mind Cinema label. Community screenings are also planned, and on December 10 the film will be available via TVOD exclusively on Vimeo, followed by a Netflix premiere in early 2016.
Produced by Margarete Jangård and Elin Kamlert for WG Film, the acquisition deal was negotiated Elizabeth Sheldon of Kino Lorber, and Fredrik Gertten and Margarete Jangard of WG Films.