Free Screening of “Hard Miles” and a live Q&A with star Matthew Modine at the Arch Street Teen Center


The Arch Street Teen Center, in collaboration with the Town of Greenwich Youth Services Bureau and the Greenwich Active Transportation Task Force, is thrilled to announce a special event – a free screening of the acclaimed film “Hard Miles” followed by a post-screening Q&A session with the film’s star, Matthew Modine, celebrated for his iconic roles in “Full Metal Jacket,” “Stranger Things,” and more.

The event will begin at 5:00 pm on Saturday, June 15, 2024, at the Arch Street Teen Center, located next to the Greenwich Skate Park at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park with the screening at 7:00 pm.

Matthew Modine has captivated audiences with his versatile performances across a range of genres. From his breakthrough role as Private Joker in Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece “Full Metal Jacket” to his portrayal of the enigmatic Papa in the hit Netflix series “Stranger Things,” Modine’s talent has left an indelible mark on the entertainment industry.

In “Hard Miles,” Modine delivers yet another compelling performance, embodying the spirit of resilience and determination as he leads a group of teens from a youth detention facility on an epic journey. Audiences will be transported into the heart of the action, experiencing the highs and lows of the road alongside these unforgettable characters.

“This film embodies feel-goodism…. Matthew Modine rocks!” – Patrick McDonald, WBGR

Following the screening at 7:00 PM, attendees will have the exclusive opportunity to engage with Matthew Modine in a live Q&A session, delving into his illustrious career and the making of “Hard Miles.”

Prior to the screening, attendees are encouraged to meet, greet, and talk bike/pedestrian infrastructure and safety with youth officers, Town officials and State Reps. Food trucks will be on site for pre-show dinner. Ice cream will be provided for all attendees, compliments of event sponsors.

“We are honored to be a part of this special event and to share a story that promotes restorative justice, resilience, and human connection” said Danielle Jean-Guillame Sittol, Greenwich Youth Services Bureau Administrator, “This is an inspiring and powerful message for young people as they end the school year.”

This event is open to everyone, and attendees are encouraged to bring their family and friends for an evening of entertainment, inspiration, and community imagineering. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to experience “Hard Miles” with your neighbors and engage with one of Hollywood’s most versatile actors.

Seating for the film screening is limited, so please RSVP (limit 4) to [email protected]g

Event Details:

  • What: Free Screening of “Hard Miles” with Star Matthew Modine
  • When: Saturday, June 15, 2024
    • 5:00 PM: Pre-screening Meetup Begins, Greenwich Skate Park
    • 7:00 PM: Film Screening Begins, followed by Q&A with Matthew Modine
  • Where: Arch Street Teen Center, 101 Arch Street, Greenwich, Connecticut
  • Who: Everyone is invited!

Matthew Modine, a versatile actor with a career spanning over four decades, has garnered numerous accolades and awards for his outstanding contributions to film, television, and stage. His breakthrough role as Private Joker in Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket” earned him critical acclaim and nominations for prestigious awards, including a Golden Globe nomination.

Modine’s performance in various projects has also been recognized by organizations such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards, where he received nominations for his work in “And the Band Played On” and “Weeds.”

Additionally, his role as Dr. Martin Brenner in the hit Netflix series “Stranger Things” has earned him widespread praise, further solidifying his status as a versatile and respected actor in the industry.

Throughout his career, Matthew Modine’s talent and dedication have been celebrated by audiences and peers alike, making him a standout figure in the world of entertainment. Official Website


About Hard Miles: “Hard Miles,” directed by RJ Daniel Hanna and written by Hanna and Christian Sander, is a compelling drama that takes viewers on a gripping journey through the world of cross-country cycling. Distributed by Blue Fox Entertainment and produced by Pensé Productions, the film boasts a stellar cast including the talents of Matthew Modine, Cynthia Kaye McWilliams, Leslie David Baker, Sean Astin, Jahking Guillory, Jackson Kelly, Damien Diaz, and Zachary T. Robbins.

With Executive Producer Scott Sander at the helm, “Hard Miles” promises an exhilarating cinematic experience, blending breathtaking scenery with intense race sequences and heartfelt performances.

The film is inspired by the true story of social worker Greg Townsend and the Ridgeview Academy Cycling Team, who navigate the challenges of the road, and discover the true meaning of teamwork, perseverance, and the pursuit of their dreams. Get ready to be inspired by “Hard Miles,” a film that celebrates the indomitable spirit of the human heart. PG-13 with an 85% score on Rotten Tomatoes.

The Arch Street Teen Center’s mission is to offer a safe and welcoming environment for Greenwich teens, including those enrolled in Greenwich schools, from 6th to 12th grade. Serving as a vibrant hub for youth development and community engagement in Greenwich, Connecticut, Arch Street provides a diverse array of programs and events designed to empower young people. Through these initiatives, the center helps teens realize their full potential and encourages them to become actively engaged members of the community.

Event Contact: Email Arch Street Teen Center: [email protected]