RIDE: A Brutal Fairytale

Australia, Feature Documentary, 2022, 95 min

BMX is extreme. Every race is a dance with danger. Crashes are common and injuries are brutal. The best riders have supreme physical ability combined with the rare mental capacity to use fear to their advantage. This film tracks the lives and careers of Sam and Alise Willoughby, two world champions who fall in love and conquer the world of BMX. Then, the unthinkable happens. A training accident leaves Sam a tetraplegic and takes away everything they have known. RIDE paints a bold picture of reinvention in the world of disability, and the true love that makes true champions and astonishing human beings, both on and off the track.

Directed by Serge Ou

US Premiere

A Call2Action selection

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In person: Sam and Alise Willoughby

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