Bike Powered Cinema
Cutty Sark Blended Scotch Whisky and EIFF launch a day of Cutty Sark Bike Powered Cinema screenings
EIFF is bringing sustainable, bike-powered mobile cinema in the heart of the city. Taking place in Festivalhouse@Teviot's Underground, the cinema will show five screenings of Belleville Rendez-vous this Thursday 23 June.
Film goers aged 25 and over will have the opportunity to volunteer for a short shift on one of the eight bikes powering the cinema, which will be positioned in front of the screen so that they don’t miss any of the film. If you want to keep watching, they've got to keep pedalling!
Jason Craig, Global Brand Controller of Cutty Sark Blended Scotch Whisky, said that, “The Cutty Sark Bike Powered Cinema captures the pioneering and forward thinking attitude of this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival and encapsulates the spirit of adventure that Cutty Sark Blended Scotch Whisky represents.”
Graeme Davies, Head of Commercial Development, at EIFF added, “We are delighted to be working with Cutty Sark Blended Scotch Whisky this year on a number of exciting film initiatives, including Bike Powered Cinema which will provide audiences with a unique cinematic experience.”
Belleville Rendez-vous (12A) is an animated French film directed by Slyvain Chomet (The Illusionist, EIFF 2010). The film tells the story of Madame Souza, an elderly woman who goes on a quest to rescue her grandson Champion, a Tour de France cyclist, who has been kidnapped by the French mafia for gambling purposes and taken to the city of Belleville.
Screenings are open all day, taking place at 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm, 3.30pm and 5pm.
Winners of EIFF 2014’s short film awards and two of its documentary premieres have been nominated for 2015 BAFTAs.