“Race Across The Sky” Screening In Chattanooga

If you love independent films and documentaries, you might be familiar with the Back Row Film series here in Chattanooga.  Sponsored by the Arts and Education Council, the series has been happening all through-out the summer.  The final film will be screened TONIGHT, at 6 p.m., at Create Here.

The film is called Race Across the Sky.  It’s a documentary about the Leadville Mountain Bike Race, which is one of the most intense, spectacle-filled races in the United States.

From the Back Row Web site:

Thursday, September 9

Race Across the Sky

Where: Create Here, 55 East Main Street

What: “Race Across The Sky”” – the story of the 2009 Leadville Trail 100 Mountain Bike Race will inspire you to “Dig Deep.” At 10,000+ feet, against the misty backdrop of a former mining town, Leadville, Colorado, 1228 cyclists line the starting line. For many, it will be the most difficult race of their lives. For some, a bragging right to say they raced alongside the best in the world. Some imagine victory. Most hope only to finish. But everyone will count. Rivalries include six-time defending champion Dave Wiens vs. international star / seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong.  Inspirational stories of human triumph include a Leadville woman rider who was critically injured by a car while training for last year’s race, another who suffers from multiple sclerosis, and 45+ rider who has raced all 15 years.

Time: 6:00 PM: Reception sponsored by Big River Grille / 6:30 PM: Film screening and Q&A panel with local cyclists who participate in the race and film

Cost: $10 per person, $5 for AEC donors

Event Partners:
Village Volkswagen, Big River Grille, Summit PT, and Fitness Together

Tickets: Call 423-267-1218.

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