Screen Shot 2014-01-22 at 7.03.50 AMTucsonans will get a chance to check out a local cyclist’s documentary about women’s’ pro cycling  at The Loft next Wednesday.

Pro cyclist and filmmaker Kathryn Bertine lives and trains in Tucson and has been working on the Half the Road documentary for two years.

Here’s the trailer:

“Half The Road” trailer from kevin tokstad on Vimeo.

The special advance screening will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 at 7.p.m.

Following the film, there will be a Q&A with  writer/director Kathryn Bertine, Olympian Inga Thompson, US National Champions Robin Farina & Addy Albershardt, and US National Team Members Amber Pierce & Lauren Hall

Here’s a snippet from the film’s site:

HALF THE ROAD is a documentary film that explores the world of women’s professional cycling, focusing on both the love of sport and the pressing issues of inequality that modern-day female riders face in a male dominated sport. With footage from some of the world’s best UCI races to interviews with
Olympians, World Champions, rookies, coaches, managers, officials, doctors and family members, HALF
THE ROAD offers a unique insight to the drive, dedication, and passion it takes for a female cyclist to
thrive. Both on and off the bike, the voices and advocates of women’s pro cycling take the audience on
a journey of enlightenment, depth, strength, love, humor and best of all, change & growth.

Here’s what Bertine said about the film:

As a sports journalist and professional athlete, I knew we had to show the truth about gender equality
in sports—which is simply a mirror for gender equality in society. As much as everyone wants to believe
that Title IX has leveled the playing field in sports, the reality is there is still a long way to go. The good
news is that cyclists and fans are pushing for change, and at the heart of this movement is a raw, pure,
uplifting love of sport specific only to the struggle and triumph of female athletes.

Get your tickets to the screening here or check out the Half the Road website for more information about the film.

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