Bike Houston and 14 Pews present The Bikes of Wrath
Five Australians attempt to cycle from Oklahoma to California in honor of the westward migration undertaken by The Grapes of Wrath's Joad family. Through chance encounters with everyday Americans, the cyclists expand on the novel's core themes of migration, inequality and the perceived land of opportunity. The group explores whether America has progressed since the book was written, discussing the wealth gap, immigration, and the American Dream. The fascinating people they meet along the way reveal the enduring strength of human spirit despite the inequality and disenfranchisement which runs as deep today, as it did in Steinbeck's seminal novel. The Bikes of Wrath is a unique, funny and insightful documentary series filled with adventure, literature, music, and human connection.
Part of the proceeds of the screening will go to Bike Houston.