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Bicycle Film Festival Presents: A BFF 10th Anniversary Pre-Fest Short Film Screening Event!
Maysles Cinema
New York, NY
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Bicycle Film Festival Presents: A BFF 10th Anniversary Pre-Fest Short Film Screening Event!
Part of Maysles Cinema's Jock Docs Series

Special guests: Brendt Barbur, director of BFF, Luke Stiles and Chris Thormann.

Valet bike parking and a reception to follow!

FILMS:

On Time
(Dir. Ari Taub, USA, 1985, 7min.)
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?

Empire (USA 2009 Short Version)
(Dir. Luke Stiles & Christian Thormann, USA 2009, 5min.)
Having fun riding on the streets with friends.

Bike Ride
(Dir. Tom Schroeder, USA 2000, 6min.)
James rides his bike 50 miles to see his girlfriend, who dumps him. He rides home.

An Apology
(Dir. Neistat Brothers, USA, 2007, 3min.)
The Neistat Brothers make a movie for the BFF every year. Here is an apology.

Pixel Gear Bikes!!! Ride Safe, Ride Fast, Ride Free
(Dir. Simon Bericua Lopez, Spain, 2009, 1min.)
Pixel Gear Bikes!!!! is an animation based on Paperboy 2 video game sprites.

Jim's Lines
(Dir. Patrick Trefz, USA, 2008, 4min.)
Santa Cruz artist and chef, Jim Denevan, creates land art by bicycle

Barend Jam
(Dir. Alex Rankin, UK, 2006, 3min.)
A fun BMX short from the UK.

Keirin
(Dir. Giovanni Giommi, Japan/Italy, 2008, 5min.)
A beautifully shot portrait of Japanese Professional Track Racers.

Waffle Bike
(Dir. Neistat Brothers and Tom Sachs, USA 2008, 7min.)
Tom Sach's rides his Waffle Bike to Brooklyn.

What's a Girl to Do
(Dir. Dougal Wilson, UK, 2007, 3min.)
Music video

Belle Epoch
(Dir. Robert Chynoweth, Italy/USA, 2008, 3min.)
Italian cyclist Giuliano Calore (aka "Cyclist of the Impossible") rides on Europe's steepest mountain roads playing different musical instruments along the way.

Some Things Ride a Bicycle
(Dir. Chris Jolly, USA, 2006, 1min.)
This is a series of chalkboard animations of various funny objects riding bicycles.

Ski Boys
(Dir. Benny Zenga, Canada, 2006, 8min.)
The lost reels of the Ski Boys, which document their inventive exploits in rural Ontario during the early 70's.

Broadway Bombers/Bridge Battle/Monstertrack
(Dir. Lucas Brunelle, USA, 2009, 11min.)
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.

Anima d'Acciaio (Soul of Steel)
(Dir. Daniel Leeb, USA/Italy, 2009, 11min.)
A Portrait of the legendary Italian Frame Builder Giovanni Pelizzoli aka "Ciocc" . Ciocc shares his wisdom and life story while hand building a revolutionary new frame for urban fixed gear cycling. Ciocc demonstrates that the tradition and craft of frame building's Golden age can be re-born and push the technical frontier of Cycling's future. Also feaures Ed "Wonka" La Forte and Antonio Colombo with an original soundtrack by Blonde Redhead's Amedeo Pace and Simone Pace.

Jock Docs, curated by Laura Coxson, screens the best in sports documentaries, focusing on a different sport each month. This month, on May 26th and 27th, it's all about bicycling - next month soccer.

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Maysles Cinema
343 Lenox Ave.
New York, NY 10027
United States


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Film

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No

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