Night Riders | An Open Air Road Movie Cycle

This summer Metropolis goes Outdoor.

In partnership with The Gärten by Überhaus the Metropolis Association is pleased to present, for the first time in Lebanon,” Night Riders” an open air road movie cycle. The cycle will take place at Überhaus’ surreal, new summer venue: The Gärten, located in Biel, Downtown Beirut. Cult Classic road films will be screened at this beautiful spot, followed by an after party featuring some of the biggest international DJ’s in the world.


Night Riders will be held between the 20th of July and the 12th of October 2013. Four films are scheduled to be screened at a rate of one screening per month. The films will be projected on a 9m x 4m screen and the sound will be powered by a Funktion One Sound System for a full cinematic outdoor experience!

This road film cycle will open with the landmark roadie Easy rider. Produced by Peter Fonda and directed by Denis Hopper in 1969, this film was nominated for best screenplay at the Academy Awards. Easy Rider is a tale of hippie bikers on a journey to New Orleans, searching for a freedom that they can never truly attain.

Also scheduled is Ridley Scott’s, Thelma and Louise, a touching film that takes the viewer on a journey with two women who decides to put drudgery and men behind them for a few days. Starring Suzan Sarando and Geena Davis, the film won the Oscar for Best writing Screenplay in 1991.

The third screening features the Winner of the 1990 Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, Wild at Heart is a rollercoaster ride to redemption through an American gothic motif told through the lens of the fascinating David Lynch.

This cycle will wrap up with the Argentinean film The Motorcycle Diaries by Walter Salles. The film won the 2005 Academy Award for best achievement in music written for a motion pic­ture. Starring Gael Garcia Bernal as a young medical student, Ernesto “Che” Guevara travels across South America on a motorcycle. The Motorcycle Diaries offers a unique insight on the formative years of the famed revolutionary.


Saturday 20 July
Easy Riders
(Denis Hopper, 95mins)
Saturday 10 August
Thelma and Louise (Ridley Scott, 130 mins)

Saturday 21 September
Wild at Heart (David Lynch, 125 mins)

Saturday 12 October
The Motorcycle Diaries (Walter Salles, 126 mins)


If you didn’t have the chance to see the first movie, you still have three other movies to choose from, the screening is at 8h00 p.m. don’t be late 😉

For more information you can check Metropolis Cinema and uberhaus Facebook Pages.



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