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Actor/advocate Matthew Modine will narrate Portland bike documentary

Posted by on October 30th, 2008 at 3:20 pm

Actor Matthew Modine will narrate
Veer, a documentary about bike
culture in Portland.
(Photo Dimitrios Kambouris/

The creators of Veer, a feature-length documentary film that chronicles the people and culture behind bikes in Portland, announced today that they’ve picked Golden Globe-nominated actor Matthew Modine to be the film’s narrator.

Modine is known for his role in Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket (1987) and more recently as a recurring guest star on the Showtime TV series Weeds.

Modine is also no stranger to bicycling. He made headlines back in September when 14,000 people showed up for the launch of his Bicycle For a Day campaign in New York City.

Veer’s first screening is set for November 21st at the Hollywood Theater in Northeast Portland. The film was produced by Greg Fredette (Director) and Jason Turner (Director of Photography) and is a sponsored project of Film Action Oregon.

I shared my impressions of Veer back in September and you can watch the film’s trailer (and read some community feedback) here.

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  • Aaron Kirk Douglas October 31, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    The Producers of “Veer” would like to announce that sponsorship opportunities exist for the film’s work in progress screening on November 21st. We are seeking presenting sponsors to provide cash for the rental of the Hollywood Theatre, as well as food and beverages for the pre-screening reception. If your company is interested in participating in this event, one of the highlights of this year’s bicycling calendar, please contact Associate Producer Aaron Kirk Douglas at 503-407-0810 or akdouglas@msn.com

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  • red hippie November 2, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    I’ll come if modine dresses as private joker.

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