Cycle Breakers (2023) & River (2023)
Run Time: 120 min.
Country: United States
Join Gateway Film Center and Columbus filmmakers on Saturday, July 15, 2023.
4:30pm – Filmmaker panel discussion
5:30pm – Screening of Cycle Breakers (2023) & River (2023)
6:00pm – Q&A with cast and crew
Moderated by Sunny 95’s Dino Tripodis and there is no cost for admission.
About the film:
Directed and produced by Brady Calestro, Joshua Clark, and Mike Kash, Cycle Breakers (2023) is a short documentary film told through the lens of rural biker culture and a strained relationship between father and son. The film reveals stories of addiction, abuse, and trauma, as well as a son’s commitment to breaking the cycle of generational trauma in his family. It is an intimate portrait of an unlikely hero and a representation of masculinity in its virtuous state.
River (2023) is a short film written and directed by Rafal Sokolowski and Kanat Omurbekov. The film is inspired by a real story of a trans woman living in Southeast Ohio who over several years attempted to reconnect with her family. It investigates the so-called “conversion therapy”. The story was developed with the participation of the trans community including Columbus’ Stone Wall.