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“Night Riders” | An Open Air Road Movie Cycle

20 july - 12 october 2013

This summer Metropolis goes Outdoor.

In partnership with The Gärten by Überhaus the Metropolis Association is pleased to present, for the first time in Lebanon, Night Riders an open air road movie cycle. The cycle will take place at Überhaus’ surreal, new summer venue: The Gärten, located in Biel, Downtown Beirut. Cult Classic road films will be screened at this beautiful spot, followed by an after party featuring some of the biggest international DJ’s in the world.

Night Riders will be held between the 20th of July and the 12th of October 2013. Four films are scheduled to be screened at a rate of one screening per month. The films will be projected on a 9mx4m screen and the sound will be powered by a Funktion One Sound System for a full cinematic outdoor experience!

This road film cycle will open with the landmark roadie Easy rider. Produced by Peter Fonda and directed by Denis Hopper in 1969, this film was nominated for best screenplay at the Academy Awards. Easy Rider is a tale of hippie bikers on a journey to New Orleans, searching for a freedom that they can never truly attain.

Also scheduled is Ridley Scott’s, Thelma and Louise, a touching film that takes the viewer on a journey with two women who decide to put drudgery and men behind them for a few days. Starring Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis, the film won the Oscar for Best Screenplay in 1991.

The third screening features the Winner of the 1990 Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, Wild at Heart is a rollercoaster ride to redemption through an American gothic motif told through the lense of the fascinating David Lynch.

This cycle will be closing with the Argentinean film The Motorcycle Diaries by Walter Salles. The film won the 2005 Oscar for best achievement in music written for a motion picture. Starring Gael Garcia Bernal as a young medical student, Ernesto “Che” Guevara, who travels across South America on a motorcycle. The Motorcycle Diaries offers a unique insight on the formative years of the famed revolutionary.




Informations | Information

All screenings at 8:30 PM | The Garten, Biel Downtown

Ticket price: 10$ including 1 drink | 01 332 661

Überhaus: 76 363 662 | |




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    Easy Rider

    Directed by Denis Hopper Saturday, July 20


    Easy Rider is a tale of hippie bickers on a journey to New Orleans, searching for a freedom they can never attain.

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    Thelma and Louise

    Directed by Ridley Scott Saturday, August 10


    Louise is working in a fast food restaurant as a waitress and has some problems with her friend Jimmy,
    who, as a musician, is always on the road.

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    Wild at Heart

    Directed by David Lynch Saturday, September 21


    Lula’s psychopathic mother goes crazy at the thought of Lula being with Sailor, who just got free from jail.

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    The Motorcycle Diaries

    Directed by Walter Salles Saturday, October 12


    The Motorcycle Diaries, Ernesto “Che” Guevara’s journals of the same name, tells the story of the young, pre-revolution Guevara, a 23-year-old medical studen

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