Have a bike-a-thon at home with these movies available from your Kansas City Public Library.
Beijing Bicycle (2001)
A bike theft is at the center of this Chinese-language feature.
The Bicycle Thief (1948)
The theft of a bicycle has monumental consequences in this Italian neo-realist masterpiece.
Bicycling Through History (2002)
Take a leisurely tour of American history all the while astride a bicycle in this multi-DVD, non-feature set.
Breaking Away (1979)
This is a wonderful coming-of-age tale that unfolds against the backdrop of bicycle racing.
E.T., the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Elliott (Henry Thomas) probably gave the bike a new lease on life as a result of its prominence in this Spielberg blockbuster.
The Triplets of Belleville (2003)
A participant in the Tour de France is kidnapped only to be rescued by his grandmother and her posse of aged but still hip backup vocalists in a French-language animated delight.
Bob Lunn, Manager Central AV Services, has worked for the Kansas City Public Library for the past 20 years. He has been told frequently that he has the "perfect" job: thinking about movies, being given money to buy them, and curating programs for the Central Library’s Stanley H. Durwood Film Vault. He tends to agree.
He has reviewed books, mostly mysteries, for Library Journal for a number of years, and enjoys collecting Edward Gorey ephemera and the works of several other authors. He enjoys big game hunting--but at a great distance.
See you at the movies!