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Pure Sweet Hell" to Benefit 'Trips for Kids' (fwd)

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  • Allen Muchnick
    ... From: Annec34@aol.com Subject: Pure Sweet Hell to Benefit Trips for Kids To: PPTC-M@topica.com Saturday, April 30, 2005 9:11:03 AM The Film Pure Sweet
    Message 1 of 1 , May 1, 2005
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      From: Annec34@...
      Subject: Pure Sweet Hell" to Benefit 'Trips for Kids'
      To: PPTC-M@...
      Saturday, April 30, 2005 9:11:03 AM

      The Film "Pure Sweet Hell"
      Thursday - May 12 , 2005
      Washington DC Screening Premier

      update: April 28

      Raffles, Raffles and more raffles to benefit "Trips for Kids"

      Starting with the first showing and happening every 15 minutes until
      the end of the last showing, we will be holding silent raffles.
      EVERY ticket holder will be entered into the drawings for some bike
      schwag! Then...the last raffle of the evening will benefit
      the "Trips for Kids".

      Buy a ticket for a chance to win a _Surly X-Check_
      (http://www.surlybikes.com/crosscheck.html) frame and fork in your
      size. Trips for Kids (http://www.tfkmetrodc.org/) is a non-profit
      organization that helps disadvantaged youth in the Metropolitan DC
      area. TFK provides important life lessons through fun and
      educational mountain bike excursions into Virginia, Maryland, and DC
      parks and nature areas. Each outing teaches lessons in personal
      responsibility, achievement and environmental awareness through the
      simple act of having fun. The "Trips for Kids" bike raffle will be
      $10 for one ticket or two for $15 and all proceeds go directly to
      the "Trips for Kids".

      The Trips for Kids raffle tickes can be purchased online at
      (http://www.bikereg.com/races/register.asp?EventID=2243) The drawing
      will be at 10pm (end of last show) and the ticket holder does not
      have to be present to win. The actual bike will be presented to the
      winner at The Bike Lane Bicycle Shop in Burke, VA.

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      full press release

      The Film "Pure Sweet Hell"
      Thursday - May 12 , 2005
      Washington DC Screening Premier

      For immediate release:

      Few people know the red-headed stepchild of the bike racing world:
      cyclocross. Without having witnessed, or better yet participated in,
      this initially strange-seeming sport that resembles a muddy ballet,
      you might wonder why in the world folks would want to subject
      themselves to a heap of abject misery and anaerobic suffering, taking
      a perfectly good (and most likely highly expensive) custom bicycle
      and running around in the mud with it on their shoulders. Sound
      confusing? This is what cyclocross is all about.

      PURE SWEET HELL, a documentary by Brian Vernor and Willie K. Bullion,
      explores the passion, pain, and pleasure of cyclocross racing, while
      providing an intimate view of the kinship and clashes that comprise
      this unique "discipline" of cycling. Through creative cinematography
      and eclectic, original music, this hour-long film captures the
      essence of what makes cyclocross, its culture, and its community such
      a distinctive movement.

      Featuring footage from North American cross strongholds such as
      Portland, Gloucester, Napa, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Tacoma, and
      Olympia, and featuring cross luminaries Justin Robinson, Gina Hall,
      Barry Wicks, Rick Hunter, Thomas Frischknecht, and Mike Ferrentino,
      the film's aim, as Vernor explains, is to "educate people who don't
      already know about the sport, and reflect American cyclocross racing
      as we see it: a contradiction of pain and goodness, which just isn't
      for everyone."

      The Bike Lane Bicycle Shop http://www.thebikelane.com/),703.440.8701,
      and Potomac Velo Club (http://www.potomacvelo.com/), both of
      Northern Virginia, are proud to bring Pure Sweet Hell to the
      Washington DC region for a one-time screening at the Cinema Arts
      Theatre in Fairfax, VA.

      Showings and reception:
      The Cinema Arts Theatre
      9650-14 Main Street
      Fairfax, Virginia - 22031
      (http://www.cinemaartstheatre.com/)
      Fair City Mall
      703.978.6991

      Thursday, May 12, 7:30pm and 9:00pm showings.

      Tickets prices: advance purchase $8.75, same day $10.75.

      All movie tickets purchased will be entered into the evening's
      raffle.

      Tickets available through (http://www.bikereg.com/) and The Bike Lane
      Bicycle shop in Burke, VA.

      PRE-REGISTER HERE: (http://www.bikereg.com/races/register.asp?
      EventID=2243) or (http://www.thebikelane.com/)

      To see the PURE SWEET HELL trailer, visit:
      Official Website: (http://www.cyclocrossfilm.com/)

      Anne Mader
      The Bike Lane
      9544 Old Keene Mill Road
      Burke, VA 22015
      Email: info@...
      (http://www.thebikelane.com/)
      703-440-8701
      Mon-Fri 10-8, Sat 10-6, Sun 12-5
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