Brendt Barbur the founder of The Bicycle Film Festival has a grand plan. He has put together an extraordinary team of film makers to tackle 'A Sunday in Hell' which was directed by Jorgen Leth. This isn't a remake or update though, it is the realisation that it was Jorgen's passion that made 'A Sunday in Hell' the classic it is.
"What is the project?
In 1976 Danish Filmmaker Jorgen Leth made the legendary sports and cycling film, A Sunday in Hell, about the Paris Roubaix cycling race. It defined a genre and helped put the Paris-Roubaix on the global sporting map. Leth now comments on the race for television.
We plan to follow Leth as he prepares for and comments on the race. We’ll be with him from his hotel in Paris until the end of the race at the Roubaix Velodrome. Along the way our team of photographers and filmmakers will shoot footage of the race, crowds and Leth himself caught up in the excitement of sport. We’ll capture the intense effort of contemporary pro racers, and will be sure to include stars from cycling’s past." Kickstarter
The team need to raise $27,000 by Friday March 23 in order to film at this year's Paris Roubaix.
They have 2 weeks to find $23,000.
This is the kind of movie we all love right now and in these days of streaming video and free content we kind of lose touch with the fact that it all cost something, there is value. Backers can claim anything from a postcard, a dvd, book to a private screening in your own home.
Read more about this exciting project and how you can participate over at Kickstarter: