What: Whistler Premiere of Esperanto
When: Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24. Early Shows – Doors at 5:30pm, Film at 6:30pm. Late Shows – Doors at 8:15pm, Film at 9:00pm.
Where: Maury Young Arts Centre
How Much: Adult $20, Youth $10 (16 and under).
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On Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24, join TGR at the Maury Young Arts Centre in Whistler for the premiere of our new mountain bike film, Esperanto. Get hyped to ride with Esperanto on the big screen, live music by DJ ManCat and prize giveaways from our partners at Specialized, Dometic, Tincup, Ride Concepts and more. 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.