Minneapolis Program 4 - DOWN BY THE WEEP HOLE: THE STORY OF THE STUPOR BOWL
RED HOOK CRITERIUM
USA 2009 | HD 9min.
Dir. Kalim Armstrong
On a rainy night an unsanctioned bicycle race took place through the desolate streets of Red Hook, Brooklyn. This 16-lap track bike only race brought together Cat-2 racers, bike messengers, and urban cyclists. Police arrived in full force yet an agreement was met to allow the race to continue. Host John Hoppin takes you through this exciting underground sporting event where racers speed past buses, navigate slick cobblestones and hairpin turns to compete for a podium position.
A BICYCLE TRIP
Italy 2008 | Betacam 4min.
Dir. Lorenzo Veracini, Nandini Namblar, Marco Avoletta
Basel, 19 April 1943. Dr. Albert Hofmann, a chemist, is cycling home after a days work in the laboratory. This episode has passed into legend, associated with the discovery of the effect on the human psyche of LSD. The film tells the story of this famous "trip", imagining an unconventional psychedelic of the '40s.
FRIENDS WE LOVE FEATURING ELLIS GALLAGHER
USA 2009 | DV 5min.
Dir. Michael Vargas & Moni Pineda
Brooklyn street artist Ellis G. takes us on a personal ride through his creative process and the defining moment that led him to his signature style of shadow-based outlines.
Italy 2006 | miniDV 5min.
Dir. Mannamanna Group
A lighthearted film set in Italy where you only see people from their knees down. It's the point of view of a pedal!
WOLFPACK HUSTLE: All City Team Race 2
USA 2008 | DV 6min.
Dir. Lee Diskin/Donny Digital
25 teams of 5 raced from the east to the beach in LA via any route desired. Some crashed, some got popped by the cops, and some rode the freeway.
A GENTLEMAN NEVER SWEATS
USA 2009 | miniDV 7min.
Dir. Alice Shindelar
A collection of bikes dating back to the turn of last century and their proud owners.
Italy 2009 | HDV 4min.
Dir. Camilla Candida Donzella
A conversation with one of the most respected framebuilders the world over, Dario Pegoretti.
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? Screened again and again because it is so fun to sing to.
TRACK STAND OFF
USA 2008 | miniDV 4min.
Dir. Justin Godfrey
Track bikes in the mile-high city.
MADE IN QUEENS
USA 2008 | Video 10min.
Dir. Joe Stevens & Nicolas Randall
In Queens, a group of teens from Trinidad attached speakers to their bikes. The music was never quite loud enough and they had to go bigger and bigger with the sound systems.
DOWN BY THE WEEP HOLE:
THE STORY OF THE STUPOR BOWL
USA 2009 | 22min.
Dir. Nathaniel Freeman
Down by the Weep Hole is the story of Minneapolis' Stupor Bowl, the world's coldest and most inebriated alley cat race. The movie chronicles the race's development from a twenty-person local event in 1997, through 2009 when over four-hundred national and international competitors made the harrowing journey through the Twin Cities' frozen streets.
Cedar Cultural Center
416 Cedar Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 55406
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