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A Sunday in Hell (En Forårsdag i Helvede)

Free Screening
Thursday May 19 at 7pm


Directed by Jørgen Leth.
Denmark 1976, digital video, color 111 min. Danish with English subtitles

Danish filmmaker and poet Jørgen Leth's documentary of the 1976 Paris-Roubaix bicycle race chronicles one of the toughest bicycle races in the world, passing as it does over cobblestone lanes in the French countryside. Legends Eddy Merckx, Roger De Vlaeminck, Freddy Maertens, and Francesco Moser vie for the trophy, as various obstacles including a strike (of course), weather, and crashes try to bring them down.

One of the best bicycle race documentaries ever made, A Sunday in Hell is filled with poetry, drama, and cinematic beauty.

Please join us for this special, free screening celebrating Bay State Bike Week. Appropriate for all ages.

This program is presented in conjunction with Bay State Bike Week. For information about other Bike Week events at Harvard, please visit CommuterChoice.

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