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The Bike Film Festival is got quite an impressive lineup for both Friday and Saturday. In addition to all the films there is also a block party: 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Track competitions by TRACKSTAR, skid contests, ramps, fun bike games for all. Tables and refreshments.
Recommendations for Friday:
Bicycle Messengers
USA 2005 | DV 5 min.
Joshua Frankel
A short film about NYC bike messengers in which all of the messengers are animated
and all of the backgrounds and environments are in live action footage shot in Midtown
Manhattan. By juxtaposing the animated messenger on top of the live action, the film
highlights the peculiar relationship betweenmessengers and the contemporary city in
which they operate.
Kissena
USA 2006 | DV 6 min.
Kareem Black
Characters at the Velodrome in Kissena, Queens, bring the track alive.
Kareem Black is a highly touted photographer and city cyclist known for
his work with celebrity portraiture and commercial work. He was
recently named by PDN as one of today’s top young photographers.
M.A.S.H.
USA 2006 | DV 32 min.
Mike Martin and Gabe Morford
They take a look at the style of fixed gear riding in San Francisco. This film, modeled
after skate and surf videos, brings out the skills and beauty of these SF riders.
This will surely be a landmark in an already emerging subculture of urban riders.
Times:
PROGRAM 1 | 7:00 pm
PROGRAM 2 | 9:00 pm (Repeat of Program 1)
PROGRAM 3 | 11:00 pm (Repeat of Program 1)
Recommendations for Saturday:
PROGRAM 10 | 7:00 pm
Pedal
USA 2001 | DV 52 min.
Peter Sutherland
Acclaimed NYC filmmaker and photographer, Peter Sutherland is known for his work
as director of photography on the skateboarding film Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator,
which played to audiences nationwide. He is also known for the photography book Autograf.
Pedal is a fast-paced documentary film about surviving in the streets of New York City as
a bicycle messenger. It features messengers from all walks of life as they battle traffic in
a race to make their next delivery on time. It premiered in 2001 at the South by Southwest
Film Festival and in New York at the Bicycle Film Festival, and later was acquired by the
Sundance channel, where it aired until 2004. The Bicycle Film Festival re-screens Pedal
in 2006 to celebrate the Powerhouse Books release of Sutherland’s new photo book, also
titled “Pedal.” The book features photos of messengers form around the world who came
to New York in 2005 for the Messenger World Championships.
Location: Film Anthology Archives, 32 Second Avenue (at Second Street)
Fore more info: Bicycle Film Festival


mash4.jpg
The Bike Film Festival is got quite an impressive lineup for both Friday and Saturday. In addition to all the films there is also a block party: 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Track competitions by TRACKSTAR, skid contests, ramps, fun bike games for all. Tables and refreshments.
Recommendations for Friday:
Bicycle Messengers
USA 2005 | DV 5 min.
Joshua Frankel
A short film about NYC bike messengers in which all of the messengers are animated
and all of the backgrounds and environments are in live action footage shot in Midtown
Manhattan. By juxtaposing the animated messenger on top of the live action, the film
highlights the peculiar relationship betweenmessengers and the contemporary city in
which they operate.
Kissena
USA 2006 | DV 6 min.
Kareem Black
Characters at the Velodrome in Kissena, Queens, bring the track alive.
Kareem Black is a highly touted photographer and city cyclist known for
his work with celebrity portraiture and commercial work. He was
recently named by PDN as one of today’s top young photographers.
M.A.S.H.
USA 2006 | DV 32 min.
Mike Martin and Gabe Morford
They take a look at the style of fixed gear riding in San Francisco. This film, modeled
after skate and surf videos, brings out the skills and beauty of these SF riders.
This will surely be a landmark in an already emerging subculture of urban riders.
Times:
PROGRAM 1 | 7:00 pm
PROGRAM 2 | 9:00 pm (Repeat of Program 1)
PROGRAM 3 | 11:00 pm (Repeat of Program 1)
Recommendations for Saturday:
PROGRAM 10 | 7:00 pm
Pedal
USA 2001 | DV 52 min.
Peter Sutherland
Acclaimed NYC filmmaker and photographer, Peter Sutherland is known for his work
as director of photography on the skateboarding film Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator,
which played to audiences nationwide. He is also known for the photography book Autograf.
Pedal is a fast-paced documentary film about surviving in the streets of New York City as
a bicycle messenger. It features messengers from all walks of life as they battle traffic in
a race to make their next delivery on time. It premiered in 2001 at the South by Southwest
Film Festival and in New York at the Bicycle Film Festival, and later was acquired by the
Sundance channel, where it aired until 2004. The Bicycle Film Festival re-screens Pedal
in 2006 to celebrate the Powerhouse Books release of Sutherland’s new photo book, also
titled “Pedal.” The book features photos of messengers form around the world who came
to New York in 2005 for the Messenger World Championships.
Location: Film Anthology Archives, 32 Second Avenue (at Second Street)
Fore more info: Bicycle Film Festival