It’s touted as one of the greatest cycling films ever made, the sort of gritty documentary that makes you never want to get on a bike again. So we don’t recommend biking to the screening at Trylon, just in case the harrowing footage scares you off for a bit. The Danish film follows the 1976 Paris-Roubaix race, a legendary competition with a home stretch that covers treacherous cobblestone roads. Bikers speed over the uneven terrain just praying to make it through.
The doc takes avid fans through the adrenaline of the race, the logistics of the event, and the exhausted post-finish interviews for a complete experience. You may think you understand the life of a competitive cyclist, but it’s a world onto itself. The screening is put on in conjunction with the Minneapolis Institute of the Arts’ groundbreaking exhibit The Sports Show. So don your most fashionable spandex and make your way to the Trylon for a night of knuckle-white excitement. 4/6-4/8 various showtimes. $8.
Trylon microcinema, 3258 Minnehaha Ave., Mpls., 612-424-5468, take–up.org