Check out the screening of Revival this in Cape Town this Friday. It’s all about bikes. Ooooh!
Devoid of gears and coasting mechanisms, fixed gear bikes (or “fixies”, as they are commonly known) are bicycles in their purest, most unadorned form. Superfluous additions are kept to an absolute minimum. In fact, even brakes are optional.
Admittedly, riding a bicycle without gears or brakes sounds crazy. But the pared-down aesthetic of fixed gear bikes is making them the preferred mode of transport and artistic expression for a growing number of urbanites around the world.
As the epicentre of South African fixed gear culture, Cape Town will get Africa’s first look at The Revival, a fixed gear movie that’s making waves across the world.
Shot in glossy HD, The Revival showcases arguably the world’s most progressive fixed gear freestyle riding, all set to a soundtrack including New Order, The Gossip and The Smiths.
The Revival starts at 8pm on Friday 4th December at the old Bijou Theatre in Observatory. Entrance for pedestrians is R10; Free if you come on a bicycle.
For more on The Revival or fixed gear bikes in general visit Fixed Gear Cape Town.