Weekend Picks

Ride Your Bike Ed.

For some July 1st is usually reserved for an early rise to celebrate the beauty of Le Tour’s Grand Départ. So without any further delay here are a few flicks that you can enjoy while recovering from your latest and greatest cycling adventure.

Marinoni: Fire in the Frame

Giuseppe Marinoni found his calling when he transitioned from champion cyclist to master bike craftsman. After years hunched over toxic fumes, his passion almost killed him. Today, at age 75, Marinoni is back in top shape, and decided to attempt the world hour record for his age group, all on a bike he built with his own hands almost 40 years ago. Includes English and French versions of the film.

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The Program

An Irish sports journalist becomes convinced that Lance Armstrong’s performances during his Tour de France victories are fueled by banned substances. With this conviction, he starts hunting for evidence that will expose Armstrong.

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Les Triplettes De Belleville

When her grandson is kidnapped during the Tour de France, Madame Souza and her beloved pooch Bruno team up with the Belleville Sisters–an aged song-and-dance team from the days of Fred Astaire–to rescue him.

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Vive Le Tour

A must watch for the uninitiated and the Velominati alike. One wonders if there is a good local spot for a mid-ride “raid” 😉

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