Janapar : Love on a Bike made the official selection of the 20th Raindance Film Festival and Sheffield Adventure Film Festival and is a film that serves to remind us of the simplicity, pleasure and adventure offered by the humble bicycle.
There is plenty of beauty and romance as 23-year-old Tom Allen sets off from a sleepy English village on his overladen touring bike without a map or guidebook. By the end of his journey, he has not only conquered mountain ranges and 13,000 miles, but has fallen in love with a beautiful Armenian-Iranian girl and persuaded her to get on a bike and join him in his adventure.
The resulting film – Janapar (an Armenian word for ‘journey’) – is a reminder of how a bicycle can be a means of escape. Beautifully shot by Tom and painstakingly edited by his friend and BBC producer/director James Newton, it’s an inspiring love story as much as a rip-roaring adventure yarn.
Tom will be present at the showing and will be holding a short question and answer session post film and with Janapar now released as a book, he’ll have some copies along with him too that he’ll be signing.
Fancy a sneak preview or to read a few reviews the click below:
When: Saturday 23 February
Cost: Just a fiver and with our bar up and running now they’ll be plenty of fine local ales from the Tyne Bank Brewery and lush wines on offer as well as soft drinks and food too (if you arrive a little bit early). Reveal the Path a sell out, so we recommend that you book early for our latest screening.
Just pop into the Cycle Hub and splash the cash or call 0191 276 7250 and pay over the phone with your card.