Bike Anjo is a wonderful volunteer network of experienced cyclists who teach people all over Brazil to ride safely on the streets, for free. During their national meeting last weekend, we were honored to show Mama Agatha – and now here is an unexpected suprise: Bike Anjo’s JP Amaral just met Mama Agartha in Amsterdam!
Watch her message below!
Exibimos o Mama Agatha – The Film no #3ENBA e para nossa surpresa, o bike anjo JP Amaral, estava em Amsterdã, Holanda, e conheceu a MAMA AGATHA.Confiram o recado mega carinhoso que ela enviou para todas as pessoas que fazem a Rede Bike Anjo! 0=))))
Posted by Bike Anjo on Tuesday, December 13, 2016
For the locals in Amsterdam and all of those who like to stay updated on news from the city online, we have an extra special treat: next week, two times a day from Monday through Sunday, Mama Agatha will be broadcast on Amsterdam’s local TV station AT5!
The schedule is as follows (local Amsterdam time):
Tuesday (Aug 09) 12:00 & 14:00
Wednesday (Aug 10) 16:00
Thursday (Aug 11) 12:00 & 14:00
Friday (Aug 12) 16:00
There might be some repeat broadcasts at a later time as well, so do keep an eye on our Facebook page.
After our spring tour and a whole bunch of wonderful community screenings of Mama Agatha across Europe (including in Slovakia, Malta and the place where it all began – in Amsterdam Southeast, where Mama Agatha’s cycling courses take place), we are heading back across the pond: Opening today is the 15th edition of SF DocFest, the annual festival devoted to documentary cinema. Since 2001, this two-week-long event has brought the most weird and wonderful aspects of real life to the big screen. We have the great pleasure to be participating in one of the very best documentary festivals in the Bay area – Mama Agatha is screening in the section “Badass women” on June 12 and June 15 in San Francisco’s marvelous, historic non-profit cinema, the Roxie theatre. See the screening times and secure your tickets here.
To celebrate our upcoming spring screening tour, we are releasing another short excerpt from the film! Enjoy this scene in which Mama Agatha is over the moon as her students make progress in the third week of her cycling course.
To celebrate our festival selections, we are releasing a new bonus scene. This time it’s something very special: a deleted scene which did not have a place in the narrative of the film, but still reveals so much about who Mama Agatha is as a person. Watch as Mama Agatha tries yet again to find out why she can’t start her cycling classes with a prayer. Let us know what you think of this scene in the comments!
We’ve just received the fantastic news that the Dutch Film Fund has decided to support Mama Agatha with a post-production subsidy. Many thanks once more to all our friends nad supporters for their continued backing, and the Dutch Film Fund for believing in the project! We are starting post-production very soon!
This time, we have a very special release: For the last few weeks, we have been working hard on the original soundtrack for Mama Agatha, and we are very proud to unveil a beautiful excerpt composed by the incredibly talented Niko Hafkenscheid.
Do you like the music? What kind of film does it make you expect? Let us know in the comments and don’t forget to subscribe on YouTube to get all the exclusive content about the short documentary Mama Agatha.