Move Night: Breaking Away

In the next of NBP movie nights, Breaking Away will be shown on August 1st, 2012 at 8pm!

Roger Ebert gave this film 4 out of 4 stars in 1979, and praised the movie as “a treasure… an off-beat original movie… better than the big-budget trash they play at movie theatres” (paraphrased). So once we’re done seeing Batman (our tickets are for Thursday night) then come enjoy a wholesome movie about bikes with NBP!

Breaking Away Movie Trailer (1979)

Dennis Christopher stars as a recent high school graduate in Bloomington, Indiana, who is caught with his friends – Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Jackie Earle Haley – coasting between high school and deciding what to do with the rest of their lives. The 4 friends are snobbishly looked down upon by the college students of the town as “cutters,” since they were born in Bloomington and their parents worked in the local limestone quarries that built the university. Dennis Christopher’s character, Dave, wants to be a champion bicycle racer and he idolizes the Italian racing team – so much so that he speaks, thinks and acts Italian, all to his father’s (Paul Dooley) forlorn exasperaction.Dave is particularly excited when his heroes – the Italian racers – come to town for a race. But they are even more snobbish than the college students and rely on dirty tricks to keep Dave from winning a race against them. This light-hearted and heartfelt and heartwarming tale was a suprising word-of-mouth success at the box-office and won several awards, including an Academy Award for Best Screenplay. (Review taken from

Date: August 1st, 2012
Show time: 8pm
Place: NBP shop
Bring snacks to share!