Charleston makes list for bike documentary 'Veer'

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Update June 4: Looking for something to do this evening? 'Veer' premiers tonight, June 4, at the Terrace Theater. Show time is 7 p.m. and the Terrace Theater is located at 1956 Maybank Highway.

First reporting: 

Arguably proving that Charleston's cycling community is on the up-and-up, the Holy City made the list of 14 cities where the pre-release screening of the Veer cycling documentary will play.

Read more stories on this subject in our bike topic page.Here's the details from Charleston Moves:

On the heels of National Bike Month, Charleston Moves is proud to present a pre-release screening of Veer, an award-winning, feature length documentary film that explores America’s fast-growing bicycling culture by profiling five people whose lives are inextricably tied to bicycling and the bike-centric social groups they belong to. The film follows these characters over the course of a year, offering a behind-the-scenes look at their personal struggles and triumphs. Veer examines what it means to be part of a community, and how social movements are formed.

The film made its world premiere at the Victoria Film Festival earlier this summer and has won a Jury Award for Best Doc at the Calgary Film Festival, won Best Documentary at the Calgary Underground Film Festival, and was nominated for Best Documentary at the San Joaquin International Film Festival.

The screening will be held on June 4th at the Terrace Theater. The event is a benefit for Charleston Moves, a local bicycle and mobility advocacy organization. Come a little early and party! Grab a bite at any one of several great restaurants right by the theater. There will also be a raffle for a super-cool electric bike.

Tickets are $12. Advance tickets will soon be available at Purchase an annual Charleston Moves membership between now and the screening and get a FREE ticket. [starts at $15 students, $30 otherwise] Join the movement. Enjoy this award-winning flick at the same time you lend your support to Charleston Moves.