Don’t miss free private screening of the film Carless in LA by Birmingham filmmaker Katie Rogers tonight

Local Birmingham filmmaker Katie Rogers is hosting a free private screening of her indie documentary Carless in LA this Thursday night, May 3rd, 7:30pm at The Edge on Crestwood Blvd.

The film is about Katie Rogers’ experience going “carless” for 80 days in a the notorious car-dependent city of Los Angeles.

In preparation for this special screening Redemptive Cycles is hosting a bike ride to the screening. They have agreed to bring their weekly “Trample riders” to the show. If you are interested in joining them, meet near 6:00 with your bike (wheels roll at 6:30) at Redemptive Cycles’s location downtown. There will be bike racks at the theatre along with security.

After the screening, there will be a panel discussion titled “Is Birmingham a Bike-and-Pedestrian-Friendly City?”

Panelists will include:

Kathryn Doornbus: Exec. Director of Redemptive Cycles
Abra Barnes: Founder of Magic City Bicycle Club
Hunter Garrison: Community Planner at the Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham (RPCGB)

The moderator will be Mark Kelly, former publisher of Weld Magazine.

Prior to Carless in LA the short film Half Pint will be viewed.

Be prepared to ask Rogers about the difference between LA and Birmingham for a “carless” citizen.

Reservations are not necessary, but if you can RSVP at katierogers777@gmail.com that will reserve your seat if the crowd flows past capacity.

Author: Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.