by Ben Haworth
April 27, 2010
The Glasgow International Bike Film Festival have announced additional dates for the forthcoming UK and Ireland cinema tour of the new film from the team behind The Collective, Roam and Seasons. Following on from the sell out success of Seasons in 2008, this year’s tour will be supported by www.Redbull.co.uk giving access to more venues than ever before, including Ireland for the very first time.
The tour relies on the generosity and support of independent bike shops and people within the bike industry to make the screenings happen. As such, www.cyclesurgery.com and www.biketreks.net will be hosting charity raffles for some cracking bike schwag (courtesy of Madison amongst others) at the London and Ambleside screenings while there may also be a special appearance by Red Bull sponsored athletes at some of the shows. At the Bath screening, a big after screening party is planned courtesy of www.jonashelford.com who has previously brought sell out mountain bike film screenings to The Little Theatre Cinema.
Additional dates have been confirmed for Tavistock (supported by www.silverfish-uk.com) , Bath, Bristol, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Richmond. It is hoped that more dates will follow as other venues come on board the tour. The organisers are keen to hear from riders wanting the film brought to their area and can be contacted at Sanny@singletrackworld.com
Featuring British rider and 2008 UCI DH World Champion Gee Atherton amongst a host of familiar faces, Follow Me is a modern portrait of mountain bike lifestyle, getting back to basics and reminding us why we all love to ride bikes. Breaking from the traditional single rider format, Follow Me is based on the idea that “no one rides alone”; mixing and matching the world’s best downhillers, freeriders and slopestylers in some of the best places to ride on the planet.
Think back‐yard sessions, ripping local trails, training bike parks, epic road trips and heli drops. Follow Me is all about good times, pushing limits with your friends, crazy adventures and most importantly having fun your bike.
Follow Me will change the way you see mountain bike films and get you stoked to get off the couch and ride!
Riders: Gee Atherton, Sam Hill, Darren Berrecloth, Ben Boyko, Brendan Fairclough, Geoff Gulevich, Matt Hunter, Cam McCaul, Brandon Semenuk, Steve Smith, Kurt Sorge,Thomas Vanderham
The tour kicks off with the European Cinema premiere at the Glasgow Film Theatre (www.gft.org.uk) on Tuesday 27th April 2010. This will be the first opportunity to see the film anywhere in Europe and will be shown as a double bill feature with Seasons. Tickets are quickly approaching sold out but can still be bought on line or from the Box Office. After that, the tour will take in the whole of the UK and Ireland with screenings of Follow Me being shown with either The Collective or Seasons depending on the venue.
Dates already confirmed below with new dates being added daily. A regularly updated list of dates and locations can be found at www.anthillfilms.com/followme.php and clicking on the Tour option.
To view the trailer, click on www.anthillfilms.com/followme.php and click on the Teaser option.
Dates already confirmed
Machynlleth Dyfi Enduro 1st/2nd May 01970 626 061 www.summitcycles.co.uk
London Prince Charles 26th May 020 7494 3654 www.princecharlescinema.com
Inverness Eden Court 2nd June 01463 234 234 www.eden-court.co.uk
Leeds Hyde Park 4th June 0113 275 2045 www.hydeparkpicturehouse.co.uk
Bristol Cube Cinema 6th June 0117 907 4190 www.cubecinema.com
Edinburgh Filmhouse 11th June 0131 228 2688 www.filmhousecinema.com
Dundee DCA 15th June 01382 909 900 www.dca.org.uk
Dublin Lighthouse 16th June (Ire)01 879 7601 www.lighthousecinema.ie
Bath Little Theatre 17th June 0871 704 2061 www.picturehouses.co.uk/
Aberdeen Belmont 21st June 0871 704 2051 www.picturehouses.co.uk/
Stirling MacRobert 24th June 01786 466 666 www.macrobert.org
Nottingham Broadway 27th June 0115 952 6000 www.broadway.org.uk
Newcastle Tyneside 30th June 0845 217 9909 www.tynesidecinema.co.uk
Devon Tavistock 4th July 01822 611 166 www.tavistockwharf.com
Richmond Station 18th July 01748 884 908 www.dalesbikecentre.co.uk
Dates to be confirmed for Poole, Manchester, Hebden Bridge and Liverpool. Check out www.anthillfilms.com/followme.php for regular updates as new dates and venues are added.
For more information or to get the tour to visit your area, contact Sanny@singletrackworld.com