BOLD JACK – Being good at being a man


Inmitten der schier endlosen Felder der Po-Ebene liegt Villa Rocca - eine 20-Seelen-Gemeinde, geprägt von einem 500 Jahre alten, unaufhaltsam verfallenden Schloss. Für einen Tag im Jahr erwacht der morbide und gleichsam magische Ort zum Leben: Ein bunter Haufen radbesessener Italiener macht den Schlosspark zum Singlecrossparcour. Rockville vereint Sportsgeist mit gelebter Passion, mit Stil und Charme, mit Tradition und Zeitgeist.

Charismatische Typen, schöne Räder, gutes Essen - Italienischer Singlespeed-Cyclocross aus der Sicht zweier deutscher Filmemacher.

Amidst the seemingly endless fields of the Po Valley lies Villa Rocca –a 20 people strong community, dominated by a 500-year-old, inexorably crumbling castle. For one day a year, the morbid and almost magical place comes to life. A colorful bunch of velophile Italians convert the castle grounds into a single speed cyclocross course.

A film by
Kristian Walter Ansand & Martin Gilluck
produced by e r t z u i ª film
presented by BICICLISTA

ROCKVILLE has been part of the offical selection of the 2012 BICYCLE FILM FESTIVAL and was premiered in New York City, June 29th 2012. It was also screened at various festivals around the globe including:

Moeche Cross, Isola St. Erasmo, Venice, IT, 03/12
Inland Emprie Bike Alliance Film Festival, California, USA, 10/12
Sheffield Adventure Film Festival, UK, 03/13
5Point Film Festival, Carbondale, Colorado, USA 04/13
Cross Crusade Film Fest, Portland, Oregon, USA, 04/13
Edinburgh Festival of Cycling, Scottland, 06/13
Kalamazoo Bicycle Film Festival, Michigan, USA, 06/13

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BOLD JACK – Being good at being a man


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