Opening Night Reception & Premiere // Bikes vs. Cars // May 28


VIP Reception// 6:00pm

Celebrate our 5th birthday! We’re bringing together our eco-savvy, movie-loving community for a bike themed night of fun. Meet guests, filmmakers and artists while enjoying local sustainable food & beverages.

(You must be 21 or over to attend)

Opening Night Premiere: Bikes vs. Cars // 8:00pm

Fredrik Gertten, Sweden, 2015, 90 min
English/Swedish/Portuguese with English subtitles

California Premiere.

Gridlock is wasting people’s time, polluting the air and contributing to climate change. Bikes vs. Cars launches the 2015 Festival focus on Changing Cities. From award-winning director and journalist Fredrik Gertten (BANANAS!*, Big Boys Gone Bananas!*) and executive producer Chris Paine (Who Killed the Electric Car?, Revenge of the Electric Car), the film investigates the daily global spectacle of bikes and traffic.

Activists and cities around the world are moving towards two-wheels. But will the economic powers allow it? From the crusades of bike activists in car-centric Sao Paulo and Los Angeles, to the city of Copenhagen where forty percent commute daily by bike, Bikes vs. Cars considers the possible revolutionary changes to our cities if we made room for bicyclists.

Discussion with: Chris Paine, executive producer; Dan Koeppel, bike activist and film's subject



WHERE: Jewish Community Center of San Francisco




Hospitality Sponsors

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21st Amendment Brewery | Bi-Rite Catering | Cole Hardware Wines | Frey Vineyards | Kitchit | Kuli Kuli | Little Green Cyclo | The Love & Hummus Co. | Marlo's Bake Shop | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. | Sour Flour | Thirsty Bear | Trinity Oaks​ | Volcano Kimchi​

Art & Exhibits

Exploratorium | Frankentrikes | Griffin One | Snap Fiesta


This is not a program of the JCCSF. The views expressed are those of SF Green Film Festival and / or its affiliates and guests.