MOTHERLOAD Screening in Charlottetown on January 12, 2020

I was in Peterborough, New Hampshire in September and, as is my habit, I checked out the community notice board that’s located between Toadstool Books and Twelve Pine.

Peterborough is an active, progressive community, and there’s always a lot going on, so the notice board never disappoints (it’s where I saw the notice for Cafeteria Man, which inspired me to see the film and then invite its subject to visit PEI, which helped to move the school food project ahead here).

On the notice board in September I saw a poster for a screening of a film called MOTHERLOAD that looked intriguing: what’s not to love about a film about parenting and cargo bikes. When I got back to my motel I watched the trailer and read the reviews, and when I got back to PEI I proposed to my colleagues on the Mayor’s Task Force on Active Transportation that we sponsor a screening.

I’m happy to report that they agreed, that the city came forward with funding to support this, and that a free public screening of MOTHERLOAD will be held Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at City Cinema.

It’s a remarkable film–I previewed it last month–and if you’re interested in learning about the intersection of cycling, family, cargo bikes, urban planning, and the human spirit, I encourage you to save the date.

Still from MOTHERLOAD.