|7:30PM||Bike March to Metrotech Commons|
|8:30PM||Live Music by Vulkano|
|10:30PM||Q&A with Filmmaker Fredrik Gertten|
5 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, NY 11201
A, C, F or R Train to Jay Street Metrotech or 2, 3, 4, 5 to Borough Hall or B, Q or R to DeKalb
Two vehicles. One road. Part of Rooftop Films SXSW Focus and co-presented with The Swedish Film Institute.
Bikes vs. Cars (Fredrik Gertten | Sweden | 91 min.)
As evidence of the negative impact of automobiles continues to mount, people are looking to the bicycle as the solution. Worldwide, activists are encouraging the use of bicycles to counteract the over-consumption of oil and the everlasting effects of climate change, and are pushing forward a new system, one that will empower cyclists and encourage the use of bicycles as a viable and safe mode of transport. But with poor city planning and road rage contributing to daily cycling casualties, and never-ending gridlocks and global warming at the forefront of the news, what will it take for change to occur? And will the economic powers-that-be allow change to happen?
Vulkano is an uncompromising extrovert wilderness riot with roots in the supernatural. Seductive melodies and hypnotic rhythms are mixed with pumping bass lines and Cissis expressive voice. Headstrong lyrics that touches subjects as magic, nature, loneliness, friendship, death, spirituality and fantasy creates a unique mystery and atmosphere. They call the music genre “spiritual punk’n’art”.
Over and above the music, the visual expression plays an important roll to the band as they also do art and film.