Bicycles have a long, proud tradition in cinema: The Bicycle Thief, Breaking Away, Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, Better Off Dead. . . . Add The Kid with a Bike to the front of that list. The film, which is being presented by Calgary Cinematheque Society, tells the story of an 11-year-old boy who is abandoned by his father. The effort from Belgian filmmakers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne won the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes in 2011 (sharing the honour with Once Upon a Time in Anatolia).

The film screens Thursday, Nov. 29 at the Plaza at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 for members; $12 for non-members; $10 for students and seniors. Or, pick up a season membership, which includes five film passes, for $40. (This would be a great present for the film buff on your shopping list, BTW.)

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