November 7, 2018 8:30 PM Ride
November 9, 2018 1:00 PM Ride
November 10, 2018 1:00 PM Ride

John McCord is a troubled teen who has spent most of his childhood in a juvenile detention center. A persistent social worker finally finds John foster parents: Eldridge and Marianna Buultjens. However, John’s white supremacist leanings causes tensions when he meets the Buultjens and discovers that Eldridge is black. Eldridge is determined to get through to John and change his narrow world view. When Eldridge discovers John’s fascination with BMX, he teaches him how to ride a bicycle, presaging the potential for developing a positive bond. On his path to BMX glory, John must learn to put his racist past behind him and look towards a brighter future. Based on a true story.


Screenings of this film are available to all passholders. $20 Rush tickets can be purchased at the door if seats are still available after passholders have been admitted.

Wed, Nov 07, 2018 8:30 pm
The Drive-In at the Calistoga Fairgrounds

Fri, Nov 09, 2018 1:00 pm
Native Sons Hall

Sat, Nov 10, 2018 1:00 pm
JaM Cellars Ballroom at the Margrit Mondavi Ballroom

Director(s) Biography

Alex Ranarivelo made his feature debut with the award-winning Alpha Males Experiment. Alex landed his first directing job with Born To Race, which kicked off a long standing relationship with production company ESX Entertainment. ESX hired Alex to direct 8 more films, including NVFF16 favorite American Wrestler: The Wizard.

Run Time

98 min


Alex Ranarivelo


Hadeel Reda, Ali Afshar


J.R. Reher, Jean-Marie Sobeck, Hadeel Reda, Alex Ranarivelo

Key Cast

Shane Graham, Chris Bridges, Sasha Alexander

Film Social


  • Nov 7
  • Nov 9
  • Nov 10
  • Verge
  • Calistoga
  • Napa
  • St. Helena