The Triplets of Belleville

Welcome BikeMaine 2019 riders and friends!

French filmmaker Sylvain Chomet directs the animated feature The Triplets of Belleville. A young boy is raised by his grandmother, Madame Souza, in the French countryside. She buys him a bicycle and encourages his dream of winning the Tour de France. However, he gets kidnapped by a group of Mafia gangsters and taken to the big city of Belleville, where he is used for his bicycling prowess in an elaborate gambling scheme. Along with her faithful companion Bruno, Madame Souza sets out to rescue her grandson. They befriend a trio of aging musicians who were once the '30s jazz trio known as The Triplets of Belleville. Features an original jazz musical score by Benoît Charest.

Directed by Sylvain Chomet
 
Starring Michele Caucheteux, Jean-Claude Donda, Michel Robin
 
France | 2003 | PG-13 | 1h 13min
 
Academy Award Nominee (Best Animated Feature, Best Original Song)
Grammy Award Nominee for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture
Cesar Award (France) winner for Best Music Written for a Film
Genie Award (Canada) Winner for Best Motion Picture
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Taking place Sept. 7 - 14, BikeMaine 2019 pairs specially curated daily routes with host communities and freshly prepared meals. The loop route starts in Waterville, winds through the southern Kenebec Valley and the Midcoast, and ends back in Waterville. Bikers have a one day layover in Rockland at the midway point. Visit the Bicycle Coalition of Maine website for more info.

Founded in 2012, BikeMaine was organized by the Bicycle Coalition of Maine, an advocacy group that has led the effort to make Maine better for biking and walking since 1992. BikeMaine was founded to promote  Maine as a bicycling destination and to use cycling as an economic development tool for local communities. Proceeds from the event support BikeMaine host communities and the Bicycle Coalition of Maine’s cycling and pedestrian initiatives.

Show Dates & Times:

9/10/19 - Tuesday

7:00 pm,
Admission: 

$9/Adult
$8/Senior, Under 12
$7/Members

Available at the door 30 min. prior to show time

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