Join the Reading Public Library and the Pleasant Street Center for a special screening of Cycle of Memory, the new award-winning documentary about two brothers’ bicycle adventure to find the memories their grandfather lost to Alzheimer’s tonight at the RPL from 7-8:30PM. Mel Schwartz escaped the Great Depression on a bicycle adventure he’d remember for the rest of his life. But when Alzheimer’s takes Mel’s memories away, it’s left to his grandsons to recreate the life-changing bike trip and find those memories again. Guided by old photographs of the 1945 trip, they search for places aged by time. But while searching for Grandpa Mel’s past, the two are confronted with their own fraught history. If they’re going to complete the turbulent journey, they’ll have to face their own emotional potholes and tumultuous relationship. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Reading Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency: massculturalcouncil.org.
About the film:
The film is 72 minutes long and will be followed by a Q+A with the filmmaker.
Registration is required. There are 40 seats available via the link below: