Ovarian Psycos Bicycle Brigade: Film Screening, Talk, & Ride

Ovarian Psycos Documentary comes to Pittsburgh on Friday August 4th

Ovarian Psycos, a documentary focused on a new generation of fierce, unapologetic and feminist women of color from the Eastside of Los Angeles who confront injustice, build community, and redefine identity through a raucous, irreverently named bicycle crew: The Ovarian Psyco-Cycles Brigade.

Through the personal stories of the crew’s rabble-rousing founder, Xela de la X, activist, poet M.C., and single mother; street artist and original Ovarian Psyco, Andi Xoch, and a bright-eyed young woman from the neighborhood, Evelyn (Evie), the film traces how the “Ovas” emerged from the diverse, youthful, Latino, working class, immigrant neighborhoods of Boyle Heights and East Los Angeles, a community situated within the historic legacy of the Chicano/a Civil Rights Movement that emerged from L.A. in the late 1960s.

Details

Opening Night screening presented by the Pittsburgh Underground Film Festival (PUFF) of ReelQ Pittsburgh LGBT Film Festival, Black Girls Do Bike Pittsburgh, and BikePGH
Doors: 6PM; Movie: 7PM
Location: Melwood Screening Room, 477 Melwood Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15213

Members of the Ovarian Psycos, also in the film, will be in attendance for a post-screening discussion.

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Post-Film Ride

Bike Pittsburgh educator Gene Thompson will be leading a ride from the Melwood Screening Room to Unblurred in Garfield after the post-film discussion for people to enjoy arts culture in Pittsburgh. Ride to the the screening room to enjoy the film, and be sure to bring your bike lights for the post-film ride.


Women & Biking with BikePGH

Meet up with BikePGH’s women & biking group, The Spinnsters. Bike rides, happy hours, & coffee are all enjoyed in the company of other women. This super-supportive group is welcoming to women of all ages and riding levels. Visit bikepgh.org/womenbike for more information.

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