June 9, 2011
For Immediate Release
Calgary, Alberta – RAD 25 brings together the first ever official reunion of cast and crew on the 25 anniversary of the cult classic BMX movie: Rad. The Calgary Underground Film Festival (CUFF) and themovierad.com are presenting a weekend long celebration of the Calgary and Cochrane production, August 19-21 with cast, crew and legendary BMX riders.
"This is the first opportunity in 25 years to see nearly all the original cast and crew. We are so excited to make this a reality for Rad fans all over the world," said Jeremy Moser creator of themovierad.com blog and curator of the RAD Museum.
Special invited guests include Bill Allen (Cru Jones), Hal Needham (director), and Sam Bernard (writer) for a weekend of screenings and events throughout Calgary and Cochrane. Also attending the event are many of the original HellTrack racers including Eddie Fiola, and Martin Aparijo responsible for a majority of the stunt work performed in the film. Additionally Mike Miranda, Kevin Hull, Chris Phenix, Beatle Rosecrans, Dan Milwee, Glen Adams, Richard Fleming, Jeremy Moser, Rick Moliterno, Everett Rosecrans, Jeff Ingram, along with two Canadian riders Pat Lipovski and Kirk Bihun have been confirmed.
RAD 25 has something for everyone. Fans can see Rad on an original 35 mm print, join in a post screening chat and celebrate at the after party with cast and crew. Riders young and old can participate in BMX races, autograph sessions and bike tours of film locations. Everyone will want to see a preview of A RAD Documentary and explore the RAD Museum.
Founded in 2003, CUFF is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to programming films that defy convention. CUFF elevates Calgary's cultural landscape by challenging and entertaining our audiences with boundary breaking films, compelling artist showcases and engaging events. RAD 25 is a special celebration of the 1986 cult classic film, Rad. The celebration will be a three day festival occurring August 19-21 in Calgary and Cochrane.