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Docs@TheByre: Time Trial (Finlay Pretsell, 2018)

March 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Docs@TheByre: Time Trial (Finlay Pretsell, 2018)

Join us at Byre on 27 March, 5pm for a thrilling and immersive journey into the race of a lifetime. You don’t need to be a cycling fan to love this film. Free but ticketed. https://byretheatre.com/events/cinema-docs-time-trial/

Time Trial gives us an exhilarating and terrifying place in the race, providing an immersive experience as close to actually competing as you will ever see on film. David Millar, shrouded in darkness, declares an intention to rise again. A sensory ride through the thrill and hardship of professional cycling. We are hurtled off a hillside, details blurring like watercolours. The euphoria and the fatigue, the highs and the lows. It’s as if it were ourselves struggling through the bumpy roads of France. David bluntly and fearlessly narrates his last season in the saddle, intimate and immediate, along with the intricate relationships of cyclist, road crew, fellow competitors, manic fans, and the media circus surrounding it all.

WINNER: Best Editing-Documentary – RiverRun International Film Festival 2018

NOMINATED: Best Documentary – Edinburgh International Film Festival 2018

“Pretsell may not have competed in the Tour de France but his remarkable new documentary Time Trial sees him get as close to the race as any non-competitor can.” – Geoffrey McNab, Time Trial: A Meditation on Cycling, IDFA Daily 2017 #1

Special Guests To Be Announced.


About Docs@The Byre: Celebrating the Cinematic Documentary

Documentaries don’t just inform us about the world. They inspire, delight, and immerse us in the world.  They engage and exhilarate with their stories, characters, images, and sounds. They take us places we haven’t even imagined of going. And yet, documentary gets a bad rap. People treat it like the broccoli of the film kingdom: good for you but not necessarily pleasurable— more talking heads for the telly than a spectacle at the cinema. By showing compelling documentaries on the big screen and holding conversations with documentary professionals and scholars, Docs@TheByre sets the record straight.  After all, documentaries may have something to teach us but there’s also a lot we can learn about documentary— and should learn in this age of ‘post-truth’.


March 27
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Leshu Torchin
Centre for Film Studies


Byre Theatre- Studio
Abbey Street
St Andrews, KY16 9LA
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