Picturehouse Green Screen presents: Chasing the Sun

Picturehouse Green Screen is proud to present Chasing the Sun, touring our sites with a live panel conversation following the film.

The Picturehouse Team

16 Apr 24

Chasing the Sun is the new film from two time BAFTA-winning director Michael B. Clifford, revealing the power of the humble bicycle to transform lives and help save the planet.

Green Screen is a community-led space to discuss environmental issues raised in the films we show. Everyone is welcome to continue the conversation after the film in your cinema's meeting space – enjoy a free tea or filter coffee when you bring a keep cup!

Nationwide Panel Tour

Join us for a nationwide panel tour to accompany screenings of Chasing the Sun.

The below screenings will have focused discussions in our bars/cafes following the screenings and panel events.

Ticketholders who bring their own keep cup to the post-screening discussion will get free tea or filter coffee.

Thur 18 April  |  The Ritzy, Brixton

Panel includes Michael B.Clifford (Director), Ned Boulting (broadcaster & ITV's voice of Le Tour de France), Jools Walker (writer, broadcaster), Temi Lateef (founder My Choice & Black Riders Association) and Cllr Rezina Chowdhury (Deputy Leader of Lambeth Council, Cabinet Member for Sustainable Lambeth and Clean Air, London Borough of Lambeth).

Thur 25 April  |  Crouch End

Panel includes Phil Webb (Producer), Kate Stables (musician, This Is The Kit), Gavin Hudson (founder Butternut Bikes) and Temi Lateef (founder My Choice & Black Riders Association). Hosted by storyteller and cyclist Jorian Murray.

Wed 1 May |  Hackney

Panel includes Phil Webb (Producer) and Temi Lateef (founder My Choice & Black Riders Association). Hosted by Joe Morris, architect and founder of Better Bike Social.

Tue 14 May |  Harbour Lights, Southampton

Panel includes Nicola Carass (Director New Forest Off-Road Club), Amanda Shorey (contributor Chasing The Sun), Olly Moore (founder Chase The Sun) and Mark Adams (ex-British Cycling coach and cycling consultant).

Wed 22 May  |  Duke's at Komedia, Brighton

Chair: Elaine Hills - Green Party Parliamentary candidate for Brighton, Kemptown and Peacehaven. 

Tim Dendy (DoP/Editor)

Nick Sayers (science-artist & cycling activist, Brighton Naked Bike Ride & Kidical Mass)

Katy Rodda (London Cycling Campaign)

Thur 23 May The Little Theatre, Bath

Saskia Heijltjes (Kidical Mass), Chair

Michael B.Clifford (Director)

Phill Webb (Producer) 

Issy Pritchard (Sustrans, Chase The Sun ambassador)

Tue 28 May  |  Clapham

Panel includes Michael B.Clifford (Director), Tim Dendy (Director of Photography, Editor) and Phil Webb (Producer).

Wed 29 May  |  Arts, Cambridge

Chair: Phil Webb (Producer)
Josh Grantham (Campaigner, Camcycle)
Jeyda Heselton (Founder, Fettle Bike Repair)
Vanessa Kelly & Grant Weller - Cambs County Council Active Travel Team

Thur 6 Jun  |  The Phoenix, Oxford

Chair - Cllr Anna Railton - City Council on Climate Change 

Michael B.Clifford (Director)

Tracy Moseley (4x Mountain Bike World Champion)

Andrew Gant (Liberal Democrat Councillor)

Alison Moore (writer & Cyclox campaigner)

Sun 9 Jun  |  Cameo, Edinburgh

Co-presented by Edinburgh Festival of Cycling. 

Michael B.Clifford (Director)

Kim Harding (Director, Edinburgh Festival of Cycling)

Richard Pearson (Aberfeldy Multi-Sport Festival & Chase The Sun North)

Jeyda Heselton (Founder, Fettle Bike Repair)

Wed 12 Jun |  FACT, Liverpool

Panel will include director Michael B. Clifford, other guests TBC.

Thur 13 Jun  |  East Dulwich

Panel will include director Michael B. Clifford, other guests TBC.

Presented by Picturehouse Green Screen.

Picturehouse Green Screen introduces topical screenings with panels, there will also be post-screening discussions (at select screenings) in a relaxed environment. These events will attempt to help embed sustainability into our communities, with the help of our local green groups, businesses and organisations.

What Is Chasing the Sun?

In 1973, a professor in a little-known American university set out to discover the most energy efficient creature on earth: turns out, it's a human being on a bicycle! The experiment has since entered into legend and is now more relevant than ever before.

The new film from two-time BAFTA-winning director Michael B. Clifford, Chasing The Sun explores extraordinary personal stories of ordinary cyclists chasing the sun, revealing the power of the humble bicycle to transform lives and help save the planet.

Chasing The Sun also features contributions from broadcaster and ITV's voice of the Tour de France Ned Boulting, author and blogger Jools Walker, Turner Prize-winning artist Sir Richard Long and four-time Mountain Bike World Champion Tracy Moseley.

Watch the trailer

Find out more at picturehouses.com/greenscreen.