Oakland Program 2 - BFF DIRECTORS PICKS CLASSICS AND NEW
BFF DIRECTORS PICKS
CLASSICS AND NEW
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.
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, theres nothing Jimmy cant handle, or is there?
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
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 the Paperboy 2 videogame from the 1980s.
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.
USA 2000 | 16mm 6min.
Dir. Tom Schroeder
James rides his bike 50 miles to see his girlfriend, who dumps him. He rides home.
UK 2006 | DV 3min.
Dir. Alex Rankin
A fun BMX short from the UK.
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.
UK 2009 | DVCPRO HD 10min.
Dir. Brendan McNamee
Like an instruction manual on bike polo, but with the pages out of order.
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.
Japan 2009 | DVD 4min.
Dir. Kazuto Nakamura & Ikuma Ootsubo
Yokohama fixed gear riders having fun with friends.
USA 2009 | 24p HD DVCPRO 5min.
Dir. Luke Stiles & Christian Thormann
Empire is a film about having fun riding
your bike in the city.
ITALY/USA 2008 | Video 3min.
Dir. Robert Chynoweth
Italian cyclist Giuliano Calore (aka Cyclist of the Impossible) rides on Europes steepest mountain roads playing different musical instruments along the way.
WHATS A GIRL TO DO
UK 2007 | Video 3min.
BAT FOR LASHES
Dir. Dougal Wilson
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.
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.
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 buildings 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.
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.
Michaan's Auctions Movie Theater
2700 Saratoga St.
Alameda, CA 94501
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