The Engine Inside is premiering in Fort Collins on June 29 at the Lyric Cinema. The Engine Inside—a new feature-length documentary from Anthill Films, presented by Shimano, Pon.Bike and PeopleForBikes—uncovers the overlooked potential of the bicycle, our noblest invention, in all its forms. Telling the stories of six people from all corners of the world, the documentary shows us how this amazing, relatively simple, 200-year-old machine can help us build a better future for everyone. Exploring topics across climate change, social justice, mental and physical health, safer cities, indigenous trauma, economic development and women’s equality all over the planet, we discover how the bicycle is the key to unlocking our #EngineInside and creating a better world. However you choose to—road, trail or commute—The Engine Inside shows us how in the face of our seemingly insurmountable global challenges, hope lies in the simple act of riding our bikes. “Never before have we experienced as many converging problems: the climate crisis, social and economic inequality, cultural trauma, and transportation issues. The Engine Inside is about unlocking the bicycle as a simple solution. The timing and the message of this film have never been as poignant or urgent as now.”

You’ll recognize our friend Megan Hottman aka The Cyclist Lawyer, out of Golden, CO and the voice of  Phil Liggett.

This screening is hosted by Bicycle Film Festival and VeloCo Productions.

Shimano, Pon.Bike and PeopleForBikes present An Anthill Films Production.

  • Starring RRDBlocks, Janice Tower, Megan Hottman, Jay Bearhead, Nouran Salah and Kwabena Danso. With Danny MacAskill and Robert Gesink.
  • Narrated by Phil Liggett.
  • Directed by Darcy Wittenburg, Darren McCullough and Colin Jones.
  • Cinematography by Darren McCullough, Darcy Wittenburg, Colin Jones, Matt Butterworth and friends.
  • Shot on Red Digital Cinema and Freefly Systems.
  • Produced by Darcy Wittenburg and Ian Dunn.
  • Editing by Darren McCullough and Anna Dziczkaniece.
  • Written by Mitch Scott, Darcy Wittenburg and Daisy Maddinson.
  • Sound Mix and Design by Jo Osbourne.
  • Music Score by KI:THEORY.
  • Executively Produced by Ian Dunn, Dustin Brady, Will Ockelton, Sol Guy, Ben Davis, Bryan Cole.



  • When:
    Thursday, June 29
    Screening times: 6:00PM, 8:00PM
  • Where:
    The Lyric Cinema
    1209 N College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524
  • How much:

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