Waldo Theatre

‘Motherload’ to screen Sept. 25

Sun, 09/18/2022 - 11:45am

Story Location:
916 Main Street
Waldoboro, ME 04572
United States

    An inspiring bike-centric community film event is happening at the Waldo Theatre on Sunday, Sept. 25. The award-winning film, “Motherload,” is a crowdsourced documentary in which the cargo bicycle becomes a vehicle for exploring motherhood in this digital age of climate change, will be the mainstay of an afternoon of bikes and

    At 2 p.m. Pedego Electric Bikes of Boothbay Harbor will be hosting electric bikes to demo in the back parking lot of the Waldo and there will be information available from various bicycle advocacy and conservation organizations. The film will screen at 3 p.m. followed  by a thought provoking presentation by Dave Cohen, who is featured in the film.

    The film follows director and new mother Liz Canning on her quest to understand the increasing tension between modern life and our hunter-gatherer DNA, and how cargo bikes offer a solution. As Liz meets the people behind this push to replace cars with purpose-built bikes, she learns about the history and potential future of the bicycle as the “ultimate social revolutionizer.”

    Following the film, Dave Cohen, who is a transportation expert and visionary, will share his presentation, "The Global Electric Cargo Bike Revolution - How families, households and businesses are ditching the car and transforming communities.” 

    We will explore the storied past of the cargo bike right up to the present-day stunning innovative designs and e-assist technologies enabling us to move on bikes like never before. We’ll also consider why the e-cargo bike may be so much more than just a technological revolution, but perhaps an opportunity for us to embrace a far more committed and embodied relationship to the ecological and social fabric we all inhabit. The electric cargo bike is rapidly on the rise and emerging globally as a key transportation solution. With this in mind, there is a growing interest in the fascinating history and developmental arc of the cargo bike from its earliest inception in the 1880s to its striking evolution to date.

    The Waldo is hosting the “Motherload” screening and presentation in partnership with Pedego Electric Bikes of Boothbay Harbor and with the generous support of Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust, Midcoast Conservancy, Bath Cycle and Ski, The Bike Man of Round Pond and First National Bank Wealth Management.

    The Waldo Theatre is at 916 Main St. in Waldoboro. For more information on the event, please visit www.waldotheatre.org. For more information on the film, contact the “Motherload” team at info@motherloadmovie.com.