It started, as films often do, with a story: Lovesick high school boy from Blaine rides his bike 50 miles north to Milaca--on no sleep, yet--to visit his girlfriend, who promptly dumps him. As a parting gesture, girlfriend agrees to drive her ex not-quite-halfway home, and he pedals the rest of the way. End of story--and not the most dramatic material for a movie, you might say. But when local filmmaker Tom Schroeder first heard this love-hurts testimonial, as told to him by a student in the animation class he teaches at the Arts High School, he reckoned it would provide the perfect grist for his latest exercise in short... More >>>
Exercising foolish judgment: Tom Schroeder's "Bike Ride"