The Alliance Française de Seattle is delighted to welcome the WA Premiere of Ted Youngs' directorial debut, Enter the Slipstream, followed by a Q&A discussion with the director. Join us on May 14 at 7pm at Northwest Film Forum!
The feature film will be preceded by a screening of Louis Malle's short film Vive le Tour.
Organized in partnership with Peace Peloton.
ABOUT THE FEATURE FILM
Title: Enter the Slipstream
Directed by Ted Youngs
2023 | 88 min | USA | English | Documentary
Starring Jonathan “JV” Vaughters, Rigoberto “Rigo” Urán, Dani Martinez, Sergio Higuita, TeJay van Garderen, Neilson Powless
Logline With their superstar “Rigo” Urán coming back from a catastrophic injury, the U.S.A.’s oldest professional cycling team must come together as they face the sport’s biggest contest: the Tour de France.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Ted Youngs is a filmmaker and artist based in Seattle. Youngs produced “Capturing Everest”, a 2016 virtual reality series which followed a team climbing the world’s tallest peak. This Emmy-winning piece was distributed by Sports Illustrated. Youngs’ narrative video work is in the permanent collection at Seattle’s Pacific Science Center and The Grand Coulee Dam. “Enter the Slipstream” is Youngs’ directorial debut.
ABOUT THE SHORT FILM
Title: Vive le tour!
Directed by Louis Malle
1962 | 18 min | French with English subtitles
In his short documentary Vive le Tour, Louis Malle presents his energetic evocation of the Tour de France. This, Humain, trop humain, and Place de la République, Louis Malle’s three French-set documentaries, reveal, in an eclectic array of ways, the director’s eternal fascination with, and respect for, the everyday lives of everyday people.
Organized in partnership with Peace Peloton. Peace Peloton, a 501c(3) nonprofit organization, connects consumers to businesses with Black owners, helping people, communities, and businesses thrive. Learn more at www.peacepeloton.com.