Thursday, September 10, 2009

Bicycle Film Festival

There seems to be an end-of-summer bike thread going on here...

Keeping to that theme, the Henry Art Gallery has upgraded and expanded its Bicycle Film Festival for this year. Taking a cue from prolific bike film archivist Brendt Barbur, founder and director of the New York City Bicycle Film Festival, the Henry is showing TWO full days of glorious bike related films. This Friday and Saturday, Sept. 11 & 12, you can catch no less than 7 different programs featuring everything from Tall Bike Jousting, to Track Bike competitions, to BMX demonstrations, to travelogues, to Critical Mass documentaries. Highlights include the film "Made in Queens" about Trinidadian immigrants and their bicycle sound systems, and “I Love My Bicycle: The Story of FBM Bikes,” a documentary on the influential BMX builder Steve Crandall and his crew. Plus all manner of short films from directors as diverse as Mike Mills, Jonas Mekas, Swoon and Michel Gondry. Full schedule here.

Still need convincing? Then by all means, check out this splendid little trailer.

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