Biketopia: Motherload Bike Film

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KBOO and the Clinton Street Theater have partnered to bring you a monthly film series about....well, it could be about radio, or about anyone of the many programs that KBOO airs--politics, labor, human rights, and, of course, lots of music.

A new film or event every second Thursday of the month, so stayed tuned to the radio and check back on the website, because you never know what might be happening month to month.

We'll also collaborate on bringing you special events throughout the year like the annual celebrations for Zappa, Lennon, Miles Davis, and more.

Biketopia: Motherload Bike Film



PORTLAND PREMIERE: Biketopia Parade and film MOTHERLOAD celebrating the PDX bike scene and how cycling can help save the planet! Free organic Popsicles! Family friendly! Theme of Biketopia Parade: Animals Heart Bikes! 

MOTHERLOAD is a fun new Portland, Oregon crowdsourced documentary about a new mother’s quest to understand the increasing isolation and disconnection of the digital age, its planetary impact, and how cargo bikes could be an antidote. We’ll have a talk after the film about ways to support cycling in PDX.

Admission sliding scale: suggested $7-10, but no one turned away for lack of funds! Film begins at 7- and if you like, join our Biketopia Parade, meeting up, chomping on free popsicles at Col. Summer’s Park at 5:45pm, then we’ll ride to catch the film at the Clinton Street Theater! All kinds of bikes and other non-car vehicles welcome!

MOTHERLOAD: Great way to represent for the future, which is Bike Cargotopia!

motherload movie poster
Liz Canning
United States
81 minutes

Motherload is a crowdsourced documentary about a new mom's quest to understand and promote the cargo bike movement in a gas-powered, digital and divided world. As Liz explores the burgeoning global movement to replace cars with purpose-built bikes, she learns about the bicycle's history and potential future as the ultimate "social revolutionizer." Her experiences as a cyclist, as a mother, and in discovering the cargo bike world, teach Liz that sustainability is not necessarily about compromise and sacrifice and there are few things more empowering, in an age of consumption, than the ability to create everything from what seems to be nothing. MOTHERLOAD features unconventional production methods (including crowdsourcing from non-filmmakers), genre-bending storytelling (experimental/personal/doc), and themes of movement-building, activism and courage to "go against the grain."

Special Admission

$7-10 suggested donation; no one turned away for lack of funds.