Below is information regarding the 2016 St. Louis International Film Festival. The 2017 festival will take place Nov. 2-12, 2017. Submissions are now open.

Cycle to Ovarian Psycos

Schedule

Thursday, Nov. 10 at 6:15pm

Local bicycling advocacy group The Monthly Cycle holds a group ride to the screening of “Ovarian Psycos,” a documentary profile of the LA cycling group of the title. Since forming in the summer of 2010 — led by Latina activist and poet M.C. and single mother Xela de la X — the Ovarian Psycos have made it their mission to cycle for the purpose of healing, reclaiming their neighborhoods, and creating safer streets for women. “Ovarian Psycos” rides along with the Ovas, exploring the impact of the group’s brand of feminism on neighborhood women as they confront the violence in their lives. For more details about the film, see the listing in the Feature Films section. Most of The Monthly Cycle's events are exclusively for women and non-binary cyclists, but all genders are welcome to join this ride. Visit the group's Facebook page for more information. Riders gather at 5:45 p.m. at Gelateria Del Leone, 3197 S. Grand Blvd., with roll-out at 6:15 p.m. The film screening at the .ZACK begins at 7:30 p.m.

5:45 p.m - Meet at Gelateria Del Leone, 3197 S. Grand Blvd.

6:15 p.m. - Roll-out to .ZACK

7:30 p.m. - Film begins

Ovarian Psycos

Schedule

Thursday, Nov. 10 at 7:30pm

The Ovarian Psycos gear up and ride out into the night, fanning out in pairs of two, four, and six. In constant motion, cruising up and down the storied streets of Boyle Heights, East Los Angeles, and Lincoln Heights, they call out to new riders to join them in a journey through the neighborhood: “Whose streets? Our streets!” Since forming in the summer of 2010 — led by activist and poet M.C. and single mother Xela de la X — the Ovas have made it their mission to cycle for the purpose of healing, reclaiming their neighborhoods, and creating safer streets for women on the Eastside. At first attracting only a few local women, the Ovarian Psycos have since become a large, ferocious, and unapologetic band of Latina heroines — a visible force in the barrios and on the boulevards of Los Angeles. “Ovarian Psycos” rides along with the Ovas, exploring the impact of the group’s brand of feminism on neighborhood women as they confront the violence in their lives.

2016
72 min.

Directed by

Kate Trumbull-LaValle & Johanna Sokolowski

Country

U.S.

Film Category

Leon & Mary Strauss Documentary Spotlight Women in Film Spotlight

Subject

Latino Sports

Local bicycling advocacy group The Monthly Cycle holds a group ride to the screening. Most of TMC's events are exclusively for women and non-binary cyclists, but all genders are welcome to join this ride. Visit the group's Facebook page for more info. Riders gather at 5:45 pm at Gelateria Del Leone, 3197 S. Grand Blvd., with roll-out at 6:15 pm.