Bicycle Film Festival 2007
SEPTEMBER 19 | WED.
SEPTEMBER 20 | THURSDAY
SF SCAVENGERS | 7:30 pm SF SCAVENGERS
Hosted by Demarco
Teams of two
Come to have bike fun!!!
After Party TBA at end of race
SEPTEMBER 21 | FRIDAY
PROGRAM 1 | 7:00 pm
Program 1 | See Full Program
STREET FIGHTER + MONKEY WARFARE
CANADA 2007 | HD/16mm/Super8 7min
Dir. Benny Zenga & Michael Louis Johnson
Shot on the streets of Toronto and set to The New Kings track ‘Street Fighter’, a rock anthem about riding your bike in the city. “Two wheels and legs like steel!”
Canada 2006 | DV 77 min.
Dir. Reginald Harkema
Many critics have selected this film as one of the best films without distribution of the year.
Dan and Linda are two ex-activists in Toronto who live a low-key lifestyle of selling junk online and riding their bicycles. After their pot dealer gets busted, they meet the young revolutionary Susan, forcing Dan and Linda to question their relationship and face their turbulent past. "Monkey Warfare" was well received at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival winning the Special Jury Award.
PROGRAM 2 | 9:00 pm
USA 2006 | DV 65 min.
Dir. J.T. Fountain
Travis Parker, Louie Fountain and Scotty Wittlake approached travel differently last winter. Putting snowmobiles and 4x4's to shame, the crew traveled across the great Northwest in a bikecar: a four-person, pedal-powered vehicle that was the vessel of the adventure – part bike, part car. Pulling a trailer with snowboards and gear, the crew pedaled in search of snow for one month.
“Bikecar” is a one-of-a-kind documentary that brings a new perspective to travel, adventure and snowboarding.
SEPTEMBER 22 | SATURDAY
B.est F.riends F.orever BLOCK PARTY | 1-7pm
BICYCLE FILM FESTIVAL BLOCK PARTY
Capp Street Between 16th Street and 17th Street
Track Competitions hosted by M.A.S.H. Crew
BMX comp, Cyclecide
Fun Bike Games
Award Ceremony at Program 7
PROGRAM 3 | 1:00 pm
Some of the most popular and fun shorts at the BFF.
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.
PROGRAM 4 | 3:00 pm
GOODNESS, KINDNESS, GENEROSITY
USA 2007 | DV 40 min.
Dir. Eric Matthies, Tricia Todd
In Ghana, a rural village eagerly awaits a shipment of recycled bicycles from the United States. The majority of the bikes are sold in a colorful frenzy to pay for shipping costs, while the best bikes are set aside to take to the village.
Ayamye* chronicles the lives of Nurse Letitia and Seth before they get the bicycles and again one year later. These two individuals are very different from each other, the common thread being the need for transportation and the wish for positive development in their community. “Ayamye” is a moving, life-affirming film that proves sustainable solutions to crisis are not always complex.
we just work here
We Just Work Here
PROGRAM 5 | 5:00 pm
WE JUST WORK HERE
USA 2007 | Super8 40 min.
Dir. Brian Vernor
Every luscious shot in this film exudes love of the bicycle. It follows the workers of Santa Cruz Bicycles, from the factory to the trails, streets and track.
The track shots are so beautiful they would inspire any street fixie rider to head for the local track. Legendary skater Rob Roskopp founded a company on passion for the bicycle. The workers of Santa Cruz share this passion through playing and working together.
PROGRAM 6 | 7:00 pm
USA 2006 | DV, 8mm, 16mm, DigiBeta 88 min.
Dir. Billy Savage
The history of the modern mountain bike. This film documents the rise of a huge cultural movement that was pioneered in Marin County on the trails of Mt. Tamaipais. Mountain Biking was born out of the creative scene surrounding the San Francisco Bay Area hippy and rock world of the sixties and seventies. This film features the characters of this day such as Gary Fisher, Joe Breeze, Charlie Kelly and Alan Bonds. The races began amongst friends getting stoned and partying and flying down the mountain on their pre forties bikes with fat tires: “Klunkerz.” These fun escapades turned into a sport that changed and maybe even saved the bike industry. Now all over the world you see people riding mountain bikes.
Lucas Brunelle Worldwide Broadcast
FUN BIKE SHORTS
LUCAS BRUNELLE WORLDWIDE BROADCAST USA 2007 | DV 10 min.
Dir. Lucas Brunelle
The famous Lucas Brunelle travels the world from London to Mexico City to New York. In this year’s update of his worldwide adventures you see the emerging bike movement through his helmet cam.
Official Website: http://bicyclefilmfestival.com/2007_site/sf/
Added by allentomdude on September 11, 2007