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Alliance Française presents: Enter the Slipstream [In-Person Only]
Northwest Film Forum
Seattle, WA
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Alliance Française presents: Enter the Slipstream [In-Person Only]
Sun May 14: 7.00pm PDT

$15 General Admission
$10 NWFF, Peace Peloton and/or Alliance Française Members

*** Public safety notice ***

NWFF patrons will be required to wear masks that cover both nose and mouth while in the building. Disposable masks are available at the door for those who need them. We are not currently checking vaccination cards. Recent variants of COVID-19 readily infect and spread between individuals regardless of vaccination status.

NWFF is adapting to evolving recommendations to protect the public from COVID-19. Read more about their policies regarding cleaning, masks, and capacity limitations here.

Ted Youngs
1h 28m
Series - Visiting Artists

Visiting Artist
** Director in attendance for post-screening Q&A! **

(Ted Youngs, US, 2023, 88 min, in English)

Jonathan JV Vaughters runs the United States oldest professional cycling team, an international organization of over 120 riders and staff that race across the globe. A former pro and teammate of Lance Armstong, JV founded the team as a repudiation of cyclings rampant culture of doping. Over the course of a decade, he built a squad that competes at the highest leveldrug free.

In 2020, after sweeping the top three spots at the seasons first major race, Tour Colombia, his team appears poised to capture cyclings most coveted prize: a win at the 21- day odyssey of the Tour de France. JVs top rider, Rigoberto Rigo Urán, a Colombian superstar, is returning to form after a catastrophic injury. He is accompanied by two acolytes and countrymen, Dani Martinez and Sergio Higuita, both of whom would sacrifice themselves to place Rigo on the podium. A pair of U.S. riders, TeJay van Garderen, a steely veteran and father of two young girls with nine tours under his belt, and Neilson Powless, a doe-eyed newcomer, complete the ensemble. Enter the Slipstream lives within the world of JV and this band of riders during a year of insecurity and potential, voyaging from Colombia to Spain and onto France, where they fight their way from the Cote-dAzur through 3,000 kilometers of French countryside all the way to Paris. Through victories and heartbreaks, these young men ceaselessly pedal forward while JV maintains a brave face and hides the secret that could tear the team apart.

Along the journey, we discover why the Tour de France is not so much a race as a cultural institution. We learn about the sports fragile economics, made only more vulnerable by a coronavirus settling like dust across the planet. And we take inspiration from seeing how the seemingly solitary activity of riding a bike competitively is an act of teamwork in the purest form.


Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122
United States





Ticketing, concessions, cinemas, restrooms, and our public edit lab are located on Northwest Film Forum's ground floor, which is wheelchair accessible. We have a limited number of assistive listening devices available for programs hosted in our larger theater, Cinema 1. These devices are maintained by the Technical Director, and can be requested at the ticketing and concessions counter. The Forum does NOT have assistive devices for the visually impaired, and is not (yet) a scent-free venue. Our commitment to increasing access for our audiences is ongoing, and we welcome all public input on the subject! If you have additional specific questions about accessibility at our venue, please contact our Patron Services Manager at maria@nwfilmforum.org

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