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Country: UNITED KINGDOM
Run Time: 82 minutes
Scottish cyclist David Millar had risen to prominence before a 2004 doping scandal got him banned from the sport for two years. Eager for redemption and one final shot at the Tour de France, David began the tortuous series of trials that would qualify him to compete. This is David’s story, which he bluntly and fearlessly narrates. But TIME TRIAL is a sports documentary unlike any you’ve seen, kicking into a higher new gear of intimacy and immediacy. Focusing on David’s intense physical efforts, the film also chronicles the crazy and intricate relationships of cyclist, road crew, fellow competitors, manic fans, and the media circus surrounding it all. On-board technology gives you an exhilarating and terrifying place in the race, providing an immersive experience as close to actually competing as film can get you. It places you dead center in brutal weather, drags you up impossible hills, and leaves you breathlessly racing down mountains and through cities. Climb on and pedal for the ride of your life. (In English with subtitles) —C.R.
Tower City Cinemas
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 11:40 AM
Friday, April 13, 2018 at 3:50 PM
Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 5:15 PM
The Sports Section
Nesnadny + Schwartz Portrait Documentary Competition
Finlay Pretsell is a BAFTA award-winning Scottish filmmaker who has directed six multi-award-winning shorts and produced many others. He was previously a professional cyclist, riding for a few national teams and representing Scotland a number of times.
TIME TRIAL (2017)
Sonja Henrici, Finlay Pretsell
Kieran Gosney, Dino Jonsäter