What: Banner Elk Premiere of Esperanto
When: Friday, August 19. Doors 5pm, Film 7pm
Where: Beech Mountain Resort
How Much: $15 advance/door, $5 for under 17’s, $5 for LMC community
Ticket link coming soon!
On Friday, August 19, join TGR at the Beech Mountain Resort for the one-night only premiere of our new mountain bike film, Esperanto. Get hyped to ride with our new film on the big screen and TGR prize giveaways. This is the summer event you do not want to miss!
About the Film
Esperanto is TGR’s latest action-packed mountain bike film with an added twist. Mixing the rock stars of the sport with a cast of unknown and up-and-coming heroes, the film explores how we share our dreams through a universal two-wheeled language no matter what our native tongue may be. The sacred ritual of the ride might sound different all across the world – whether it’s a full-face getting pulled down to drop into a big jump line or wheeling a beat-up bike out of a mud hut to pedal to school – but it’s a universal process no matter what language we speak. As we view this visual tapestry featuring next-level riding in unusual locations all across the globe, we hear a voice speaking a language we’ve never heard: There are more than 7,000 languages spoken on Earth. In 1887 a Polish-Jewish doctor named L.L. Zamenhof created a new one, a universal second language based on a combination of existing widely-spoken European languages. Its goal is to help bring people together from different ideologies, beliefs, and nations and ultimately to help end war. The language was called Esperanto. Translated into English it means ‘one who hopes.’ Today, Esperanto might remain elusive, but the dream of a shared language Spoken Worldwide still flourishes. You just have to know where to look for it.