What: Vancouver Premiere of Esperanto
When: Thursday, July 21 and Friday, July 22. Early Show – 5:30pm doors, 6:30pm film. Late Show – 8:15pm doors, 9:00pm film.
Where: Rio Theatre
How Much: $20 adult, $10 youth (16 and under). Late shows are 19+ only.
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On Thursday, July 21 and Friday, July 22, join TGR at the Rio Theatre in Vancouver for the two-night premiere of our new mountain bike film, Esperanto. Choose between an early and a late show, with live music by DJ ManCat and prize giveaways from our partners at Specialized, Dometic, Tincup, Ride Concepts and more before the shows. This is the summer event you do not want to miss!
Click here for tickets to the Friday, July 22 premiere.
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.