ABOUT THE FILM

IN THE DIRT is a documentary film about a group of passionate Native American cyclists who attempt to bring the sport of mountain biking to the Navajo Nation, where no bike shops exist.


In 2018, retired pro cyclist Scott Nydam and his family moved to Gallup, New Mexico to pursue a healthcare job for his wife. Soon after their arrival, Scott began meeting passionate mountain bikers across the 28,000-mile expanse of the Navajo Nation who loved the bike and wanted to bring the sport to their communities. The only problem is no bike shops existed. Through a grassroots native-led effort, this group of dedicated cyclists and their families have overcome countless odds to build a cycling culture that today has become the fastest-growing recreational sport on the Navajo Nation.

HOST A COMMUNITY SCREENING

Organize a community screening in your local area. New events are being added daily.

UPCOMING COMMUNITY SCREENINGS

September 29, 2023

Crested Butte Film Festival, Crested Butte. CO. World Premiere

NOVEMBER 3, 2023

Theatrical Release on the Navajo Nation.

Window Rock Cinema November 3rd-9th,

Black Mesa Twin & Tuba City Twin November 3rd- 16th.

NOVEMBER 5 ,2023

Patagonia Santa Cruz, CA Click here to RSVP

NOVEMBER 15, 2023

University of New Mexico, Gurley Hall 1124 Wednesday Nov. 15, 2023 3:30 p.m.

NOVEMBER 18, 2023

Colorado Springs, Colorado. Click here for Tickets

DECEMBER 9, 2023

Santa Fe New Mexico. Santa Fe Place Mall (inside, next to Boot Barn) 6pm

DECEMBER 9, 2023

Gallup, New Mexico. Octavia Fellin Public Library, 6:30pm Elmorro Theater and event center

Call or email for further information: 505-863-1291 bmartin@gallupnm.gov

JANUARY 6, 2024

Historic Totah Theater, Farmington NM

Event Schedule:

12:00 PM: Community MTB ride withFarmington Area Singletrack (FAST) at Anasazi TH. Weather dependent. If trails are saturated, plan B is an in-town bike cruise on our river trails.

5:00 PM: Invite-only reception. Please inquire for more details.

6:30 PM: Totah doors open to public

7:00 PM: Introduction and movie(s) starts.8:00(ish): Q&A with movie cast and crew.

CONTACT: Evan Pilling, epilling@fmtn.org for additional details.

JANUARY 12, 2024

Ratio Beer Works, 2030 S. Cherokee St. Denver Colorado 80223 Get tickets here

JANUARY 25, 2024

Fort Peck Community College James E. Shanely Tribal Library, Poplar, Montana 6:00 PM

JANUARY 30, 2024

Rehoboth High School, 211 Tse Yaaniichii St. Rehoboth , New Mexico 87322 6:30 PM.

FEBRUARY 3, 2024

Portland, OR. Clinton Street Theater 2522 SE Clinton Street 7:00PM Get tickets here

February 10, 2024

Nordegg, Alberta, Canada The Nordegg Off Road Cycling Association

https://www.facebook.com/groups/154233511817896/

FEBRUARY 7-10, 2024

Boulder, Colorado, Dairy Center for the Arts: For tickets visit https://thedairy.org/event/in-the-dirt/2024-02-07/ Screening will include live Q&A with the director and producer. SEATING IS LIMITED. Showtimes: 2/7   7:00 PM (SOLD OUT) , 2/8   4:30, 2/9 PM   7:00 PM, 2/20   7:30 PM

FEBRUARY 15-19, 2024

Nevada City, California. Official Selection, Wild & Scenic Film Festival. Screening time TBA

https://wildandscenicfilmfestival.org

FEBRUARY 15, 2024

Fredericton, NB @ Picaroons Round House 912 Union Street. Radical Edge Presents: In The Dirt Documentary Screening. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/radical-edge-presents-in-the-dirt-documentary-screening-tickets-808551337817

FEBRUARY 23, 2024

Sunflower Theatre Cortez, Colorado For tickets visit www.sunflowertheatre.org Hosted by Zuma Bike Ranch

https://wildandscenicfilmfestival.org

March 1, 2024

Denmark, Netherlands. Trail builder Conference.

MARCH 15, 2024

Scottsdale, AZ. Rage Cycles. Rage Cycles

6411 East Thomas Road Scottsdale, AZ 85251. Screening 7:00 - 8:00 pm.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rage-cycles-presents-in-the-dirt-tickets-809522903797

MARCH 19, 2024

Salt Lake City, UT. Movie Night 2024! Hosted by WomenMTB

6:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Brewvies 677 South 200 West, Salt Lake City, UT, 84101

https://womenmtb.com/events/2024/3/19/movie-night-2024

MARCH 23, 2024

Moab, Utah: Screening and Group Ride . Time: Screening Time: 6:30 PM and Group Ride Noon Locations: High School Auditorium and Group Ride Brands Trail. Cast will be in attendance. https://moabmba.ticketleap.com/in-the-dirt/

MARCH 27, 2024

Tucson, AZ. Film Screening Hosted by BICAS & RAR Tuscon. BICAS, 2001 N 7th Ave. Tucson, AZ.
Screeing at 6:30 PM.
https://rartucson.ticketspice.com/in-the-dirt-a-race-in-the-sun

MARCH 30, 2024

Flagstaff, AZ. Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival 7:00–10:00 PM | Session 4 | Indigenous Program |
Orpheum Theater, https://flagstaffmountainfilms.org

MARCH 30, 2024

Laramie, WY. @ the Gryphon Theater Laramie BikeNet Youth Cycling Program Hosting. Screening at 5 pm. https://www.laramiebikenet.org

April 3, 2024

Steamboat Springs, CO Bud Werner Memorial Library. 1289 Lincoln Ave. Q&A with the director/producer and other crew members. Screening @ 6:30. Tickets site coming soon.

(970) 879-0240. . https://steamboatlibrary.org/events/inthedirt

After party at The Westerly: 8:30-whenever. https://the-westerly.com

April 4, 2024

Salt Lake City, UT. Fisher Brewery @ 320 W 800 S, 84101. Screening and Q & A at 7:00 pm. Hosted by Patagonia Salt Lake City.

https://inthedirtfilmscreeningandqa.splashthat.com/

April 5, 2024

Fort Collins, Colorado. ACT Human Rights Film Festival
Lunch & Learn – IN THE DIRT + conversation. 12:00 pm

Some cast will be in attendance.

https://act2024.eventive.org/schedule

April 12, 2024

Evergreen, Colorado. Evergreen High School 29300 Buffalo Park Rd, 80439.

Games, Silent Auction and Prizes at 6pm Film at 7pm .

For tickets: http://www.evergreenhsmtb.com/film-fest.html

April 14, 2024

Taos, NM. MTB Film Festival. Taos Center for The Arts, TCA. Screening at 5 pm.

Q&A with cast to follow. Hosted by Taos Mountain Bike Assoc.

https://www.taosmtb.org

 

April 15 - 16, 2024

Radford University, Radford, VA. 4 Screenings and guest lectures by director.

 

April 16, 2024

Boise, ID. BSU Special Events Center, at 1800 W University Dr, Boise ID 83706, from 6-9 PM. Event is free.

 

April 18, 2024

Casper, WY. 2024 WYOMING OUTDOOR RECREATION SUMMIT. Screening at 7:30.

Best Western Hotel and Conference Center in Downtown Casper, Wyoming

https://info.uwyo.edu/worth/outdoor-rec-summit.html

 

April 19, 2024

Jay, VT. Clips & Reels, Stateside Rd at 4:00 PM.

SPECIALIZED PRESENTS: IN THE DIRT FILM SCREENING

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5931560eb3db2bde9f28f5a2/t/660bfae06da6020726f55989/1712061152894/2024+Race+Guide.pdf

April 20, 2024

Jay, VT. Clips & Reels, Stateside Rd, at 9:00 AM.

SPECIALIZED PRESENTS: IN THE DIRT FILM SCREENING

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5931560eb3db2bde9f28f5a2/t/660bfae06da6020726f55989/1712061152894/2024+Race+Guide.pdf

April 19, 2024

Eugene, OR. Shift Community Cycles, In The Dirt Documentary Screening

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Shift Community Cycles811 West 6th AvenueEugene, OR, 97402

 https://www.shiftcc.org/events/in-the-dirt-documentary-screening

April 21, 2024

Albuquerque, NM. Sponsor: Albuquerque Mountain Bike Association.

Time: 5:30 PM

Location: Elevate Performance, Health, and Wellness

3901 Singer Blvd., Suite B, Albuquerque, NM 87109
Suggested donation: $10. $5 raffle tickets available for sale at the event.

April 25, 2024

Park City, UT. Park City Film. Screeing at 7 pm. Jim Santy Auditorium, 1255 Park Ave, Park City, UT. Cast to join via Zoom or in person. https://parkcityfilm.org/film/in-the-dirt/ 

April 27, 2024

Herriman, UT. 7pm scheduled at Fort Herriman Middle School.

https://www.friendsofherriman.org/event/in-the-dirt/

May 11, 2024

Boise, ID. Hosted by George’s Cycles, Mother Earth Brewery and NAI Select Commercial Real Estate Services. At SpringHouse At The Merc 5892 W Hidden Springs Dr, Boise, ID 83714. 7 PM, Tickets $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Tickets sold at both George's Cycles locations and at Spring House.

May 14, 2024

Durango, CO. Fort Lewis College. TBD.

 

May 14, 2024

Breckenridge, CO. The Eclipse Theater. More info to come. 

May 16, 2024

Denver, CO. 679 Sheridan Blvd. Unit B Lakewood, CO, 80214 6:30pm - 8:30pm

With Rodeo Labs & Gratis 7 Productions Hosted by Sacred Place

Tickets: sacredplace.co/events/in-the-dirt

May 25 - 26, 2024

Telluride, CO. Mountain Film. Screenings TBA. Cast and Crew will be present. https://www.mountainfilm.org

 

June 2, 2024

Frederick, Maryland. New Spire Arts Stage. Hosted by The Monocacy Composite Youth Mountain Bike Team. Reels for Wheels. Film Intro @ 2:15. Doors open at 1:30 pm. https://weinbergcenter.org/shows/reels-for-wheels/

 

June 15, 2024

Fruita, CO. Rocky Mountain PBS Western Colorado Media Center: 158 S. Park Square, Fruita, CO 81521. Ride The Rockies. More Info to come.

 

4 WAYS TO GET INVOVLED

1. Be an advocate.

Tell your friends. Our goal is to make sure everyone has a chance to hear this story.  Email, post on social and let people know the film is available. Use your voice. Simply share the link inthedirtfilm.com

2. Host a Screening in your community.

Experience the story with a group of friends. We provide you need to watch the movie in your community.

3. Support the Silver Stallion, 501C3 non-profit

Silver Stallion provides free bikes for kids, free bike repairs, youth programing for kids, and race programing for kids on the Navajo Nation and surrounding communities.

4. Visit the Rezduro or volunteer with the Silver Stallion

Learn more about the annual Rezduro event.

Learn more about our non-profit partner.

Silver Stallion's mission is to see kids develop agency and flourish within positive relationships, healthy lifestyles, and bicycle skills development. Learn more. Silver Stallion

FOLLOW THE CAST & CREW

Silver Stallion Bicycles and Coffee @silverstallionbicyclecoffee

Scott Nydam @scottnydam

Vincent Salabye @Vsalabye

Franklin Cook @milenko_79

Kaiden Yazzie @kaiden_yazzie_

Dominique Clichee @dominiqueclichee

Terence Yazzie @tyz.ig

Rezduro @rezduro

T.C. Johnstone @tcjohnstone

MT Garcia @dziltah_haseyah

CAST

Scott Nydam: Silver Stallion Founder

Vincent Salabye: Coach

AJ Murphy: Coach

Jotham Ippel: Social Worker

Thea James: Social Worker

Albert Avery: Social Worker

Tanisha Bitsoi: Teacher

Lorenzo Manuelito: Coach

Randy Bitsue: Coach

Terence Yazzie: Trail builder

Frank Cook: Coach

Marvin Callo James: Trail Builder

Nigel James: Rider

Germaine Simonson: Rezduro Founder

MT Garcia: Rider

CREW

Director: T.C. Johnstone

Producer: Kristen Johnstone
 Line Producer: Caroline Beaton
Executive Producer: Rising From Ashes Foundation, Catena Foundation, Pam Tanner Boll

Director of Photography: Tim Grant

Additional Camera: Andrew Robinson, Brendan Young, Jack Zakrajsek, Cam Boll
Drone Operator: Jack Zakrajsek, Will Gardner

Sound: Kristen Johnstone, Jack Zakrajsek

Photographer: Ryan Scheer, Shaun Price

FILM PRODUCED BY GRATIS 7 FILMS