The Bikes of Wrath: Make America Grape Again

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Film Ink spoke with the co-directors/co-producers/subjects behind a documentary following five Australian blokes riding their bikes along the path taken by the depression-era Joad family in John Steinbeck’s  The Grapes of Wrath .       Grapes of Wrath  is a strange thing to cling to as your central thesis/inspiration here. Do you think the US is going through similarly extreme times now to then, and can you expand?    Charlie Turnbull  :  I guess it probably does seem like a strange and random idea, but it made sense to us, especially given how compelling we all find the novel and the USA.

Film Ink spoke with the co-directors/co-producers/subjects behind a documentary following five Australian blokes riding their bikes along the path taken by the depression-era Joad family in John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath.

Grapes of Wrath is a strange thing to cling to as your central thesis/inspiration here. Do you think the US is going through similarly extreme times now to then, and can you expand?

Charlie Turnbull: I guess it probably does seem like a strange and random idea, but it made sense to us, especially given how compelling we all find the novel and the USA.