The Bikes of Wrath

Special Guest Director Cameron Ford will be here at Deckchair Cinema on the 24th of July to present the film and answer your questions at a post film Q&A

Five Australians attempt to cycle 2600kms from Oklahoma to California in honour of the westward migration undertaken by 'The Grapes of Wrath's' Joad family. Through chance encounters with everyday Americans, the cyclists expand on the novel's core themes of migration, inequality and the perceived land of opportunity.

The group explores whether America has progressed since the book was written, discussing the wealth gap, immigration and the American Dream. The fascinating people they meet along the way reveal the enduring strength of human spirit despite the inequality and disenfranchisement which runs as deep today, as it did in Steinbeck's seminal novel.

The Bikes of Wrath is a unique, funny and insightful documentary series filled with adventure, literature, music, and human connection.

Push-bike Discount - Ride your pushy to the cinema to see The Bikes of Wrath and you'll qualify for an $8 ticket. You can book your pushy special ticket price online, our volunteers will simply confirm that you cycled down at the gate to validate your ticket.

Store your bike inside - we usually don't allow bikes into the cinema but our lovely volunteers will help you store them inside the cinema grounds during the Bikes of Wrath screenings if you wish.

Part of a bike club - who and would like to get involved - shoot us an email to and we'll see what we can do! It could be the end of a group-ride or a club night out.


Coming to the movie? - click 'going' on the facebook event to let your friends know!

Watch Trailer

Show Time(s)

Add to Calendar 7:30pm,
Wednesday 24 July
Deckchair Cinema

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Add to Calendar 9:30pm,
Saturday 27 July
Deckchair Cinema

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Cameron Ford, Charlie Turnbull



Running Time

100 minutes


Country of Origin