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Bicycle Film Fest June 14, 2023

Bicycle Film Festival MPLS

THE ENGINE INSIDE | Minneapolis and North American Premiere (84 min.)

Hosted by Bicycle Film Festival

Presented by Shimano

In partnership with Our Streets Minneapolis & Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota

Wednesday, June 14


The Main Cinema (formerly St. Anthony Main Theatre) 115 SE Main St, Minneapolis, MN 55414

The new documentary feature film, “The Engine Inside” tells the stories of six everyday people from all over the globe, who reveal the unique power of the bicycle to change lives and build a better world. Through each character’s story, the film uncovers the often-overlooked potential of this 200-year-old machine, exploring its impact on a wide-range of global issues such as physical and mental health, socio-economic inequality and climate change.

By shining a light on people who have embraced cycling as a way to overcome daunting personal and systemic challenges, The Engine Inside ultimately asks viewers to reconsider their own perspective. Is there a transformative power within us all that can be unlocked through the simple act of riding a bike?

Narrated by the “voice of cycling” Phil Liggett, paired with an eclectic soundtrack and immersive cinematography, the film weaves together an emotional and informative celebration of the bicycle’s world-changing potential.Shimano, Pon.Bike and PeopleForBikes present an Anthill Films productionStarring: D-Blocks, Noran Salah, Megan Hottman, Jay Bearhead, Janice Tower, and Kwabena Danso with Danny Macaskill and Robert GesinkDirected by: Darcy Wittenburg, Darren McCullough, Colin Jones

Please consider making a donation to our partners at checkout:

Our Streets Minneapolis is a local nonprofit working for a city where biking, walking, and rolling are easy and comfortable for everyone. Our Streets Minneapolis works to put people first by transforming transportation and infrastructure in the Twin Cities and at the state level. Learn more:

Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota engages people, provides education, and advocates for biking and walking. Bike MN envisions a Minnesota where every person everywhere can easily walk, bike, and roll as ways to move in daily life. Everyone should have access to active mobility that puts human life and health first. Learn more:

Director’s Statement “Never before have we experienced as many converging problems: the climate crisis, social and economic inequality, cultural trauma, and transportation issues. The Engine Inside is about unlocking the bicycle as a simple solution. The timing and the message of this film have never been as poignant or urgent as now.” – Darcy Wittenburg.


Jun 14 2023


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Main Cinema
115 SE Main St, Minneapolis, MN 55414
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