Bicycle Film Festival In Richmond This Weekend



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Yay! The Bicycle Film Festival is coming to Richmond this weekend. Here is the schedule, see you there:

FRIDAY 10 JULY
Screenings at Gallery 5
200 W. Marshall St.

PROGRAM 1
7:00pm Buy Tickets
I’M GOOD ON THAT ONE
USA 2008 | DVCProHD 9min.
Dir. Marco Svizzero
A fun summer in San Francisco with amazing BMX riding.

TRAIN TRIP
USA 2006 | miniDV/Super8/Still Images 14min.
Dir. Joe Rich & Ruben Alcantara
A document of a BMX trip by two legends in the sport. Directed and shot by themselves.

I LOVE MY BICYCLE: THE STORY OF FBM BIKES
USA 2009 | HDV 75 min.
Dir. Joe Stakun
In reaction to big business BMX companies in the early 90’s, 17-year-old Steve Crandall started a company of his own called Fat Bald Men (FBM). What began as selling t-shirts out of a backpack has turned into one of the most well respected DIY bicycle companies around. Through fortune and misfortune, the film follows FBM through their 15 years of mayhem as told by Crandall and the rest of the BMX bicycle community from close friends to influential icons like Dave Mirra and Mat Hoffman.

AFTER PARTY

Empire
9:00pm

727 W. Broad St.

SATURDAY 11 JULY
Screenings at Gallery 5
200 W. Marshall St.

PROGRAM 2
FUN BIKE SHORTS
7:00pm Buy Tickets
KIEST PARK
USA 2005 | 16mm 5min.
Dir. John Ayala
A seven year old leaves his parents and his block for the first time to explore, observe and destroy in a vast new world.

BIKE RIDE
USA 2000 | 16mm 6min
Dir. Tom Schroeder
James rides his bike 50 miles to see his girlfriend, who dumps him. He rides home.

PARASOL
USA 2008 | Digital Still Photos 9min
Dir. Webster Crowell
An animated story of speed, bikes and dancing drawn across the surface of a few thousand paper parasols.

THERES A FLOWER IN MY PEDAL
Canada 2004 | DV 16mm Super 8mm 4min.
Dir. Andrea Dorfman
A rhythm of mixed media reminds us to dust off the old bike and go for a ride.

BAREND JAM
UK 2006 | DV 3min.
Dir. Alex Rankin
A fun BMX short from the UK.

The Bicycle: Beryl the Champion of the World
UK 2006 | Various Mediums 3min.
Dir. Kate Siney
A portrait of one of the greatest cyclist ever and a good mother too.

GASOLINE VS YOGURT
USA 2006 | DV 5min.
Dir. Neistat Brothers
The Neistat Brothers have made another short for the BFF. This time Van and his yogurt-powered bike take on Casey and his gasoline-powered Ducati. You know who wins?

KEIRIN
Japan/Italy 2008 | HD 5min.
Dir. Giovanni Giommi
A beautifully shot portrait of Japanese Track Racers directed by the director of LES NINJA DU JAPON.

WHAT’S A GIRL TO DO
UK 2007 | Video 3min.
Dir. Dougal Wilson
BAT FOR LASHES Music video

MADE IN QUEENS
USA 2008 | Video 10min.
Dir. Joe Stevens and Nicolas Randall
Last summer in Queens, NY a group of imaginative tinkerers from Trinidad created something no one had ever seen before: enormous stereo systems jury rigged onto ordinary bmx bikes. Traveling together they treat the neighborhood to an outrageous impromptu music and dance party on wheels.

SOME THINGS RIDE A BICYCLE
USA 2006 | Video 1min.
Dir. Chris Jolly
This is a series of chalkboard animations of various funny objects riding bicycles.

LUCAS BRUNELLE�S GREATEST HITS
USA 2006 | DV 12min.
Dir. Lucas Brunelle
Over two million people have downloaded his videos. Lucas takes a bike and a camera where no woman or man has biked before.

SKI BOYS
Canada 2006 | Super8 8min.
Dir. Benny Zenga
The last reels of the Ski Boys, which document their inventive exploits in rural Ontario during the early 70’s.

ANIMA D’ACCIAIO (SOUL OF STEEL)
USA/Italy 2009 | HD 11min.
Dir. Daniel Leeb
Short: Very few master frame builders are left. Join us for a portrait of Giovanni Pelizzoli, aka Ciocc.

PROGRAM 3 – URBAN BIKE SHORTS
9:00pm Buy Tickets
EMPIRE
USA 2009 | 24p HD DVCPRO 5min.
Dir. Luke Stiles & Christian Thormann
No one can dispute that this Track thing started in New York and these are the current writers of history on the streets.

ONE LESS HORSE
France 2009 | Video 3min.
Dir. Yorgo Tloupas, Benjamin Seroussi & Patrice Meignan
Three horse polo players go head to head with three bike polo players.

BIKE THIEF
USA 2004 | DV 4min.
Dir. Neistat Brothers
This is a study of stealing bikes in New York City.

KING OF SKITCH
USA 2008 | HD 2min.
Dir. Daniel Leeb
The King of NYC, Felipe Robayo, always finds the fastest way to get from A to B.

ON TIME
USA 1985 | 16mm 7min.
Dir. Ari Taub
This comedy classic short, shown worldwide, marked the debut of director/screenwriter Ari Taub and captured the spirit of low budget filmmaking in New York City. Jimmy a bicycle messenger from the Albatross Courier Company, takes us through the streets and boroughs of New York to deliver a package “on time”. Braving the perilous city streets, there’s nothing Jimmy can’t handle, or is there?

SAFARI LONDON
UK 2009 | HD 4min.
Dir. Rick Symonds & Roddy Macintyre
Spend a whole evening with a cyclist in London condensed to a few moments with time-lapse.

AN APOLOGY
USA 2007 | DV 3min.
Dir. Neistat Brothers
The Neistat Brothers make a movie for the BFF every year. Here is an apology.

Pixel Gear Bikes!!! Ride Safe, Ride Fast, Ride Free
Spain 2009 | VIDEO 1min.
Dir. Simon Bericua Lopez
Pixel Gear Bikes!!! Is an animation based on Paperboy2 videogame sprites.

WAFFLE BIKE
USA 2008 | DV 7min.
Dir. Neistat Brothers and Tom Sachs
Tom Sach’s rides his Waffle Bike to Brooklyn.

KANT
Japan 2009 | DVD 4min.
Dir. Kazuto Nakamura & Ikuma Ootsuba
Yokohama fixed gear riders having fun with friends.

BELLE EPOCH
ITALY/USA 2008 | Video 3min.
Dir. Robert Chynoweth
Italian cyclist Giuliano Calore (aka “Cyclist of the Impossible”) rides on Europe’s steepest mountain roads playing different musical instruments along the way.

THE SCRAPER BIKE KING
USA 2009 | 16mm 13min.
Dir. Rafael Flores
The inspirational story of “Bay-be Champ”, the original creator of the scraper bike movement in Oakland, CA.

BROADWAY BOMBER/BRIDGE BATTLE
USA 2009 | HD 14min.
Dir. Lucas Brunelle
Lucas never ceases to amaze viewers with the first person perspective video from his helmet-cams. Close calls and dangerous streets shows urban cycling at its finest.

DOWN BY THE WEEP HOLE: THE STORY OF THE STUPOR BOWL
USA 2009 | Video 22min.
Dir. Nathaniel Freeman
Minneapolis’ long-standing alternate event to the Super Bowl! Don’t miss one of the biggest (and coldest) alley cats in the world.

AFTER PARTY
MOJOS
10:00 PM

733 W. Cary St.

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