Time: November 4, 2011 at 5:45pm to November 6, 2011 at 5pm
Location: Logan Square Auditorium
Street: Logan Boulevard
Website or Map: http://www.bicyclefilmfestiva…
Event Type: festival, social, film, scavenger, hunt
Organized By: Terry Bloom, BFF CHICAGO CREW, the Chainlink, West Town Bikes, Active Trans, Tour de Cure, Johnny Sprockets, Bike Lane
Latest Activity: Nov 4, 2011
BICYCLE FILM FESTIVAL CHICAGO:
PROGRAM 1- RACING TOWARDS RED HOOK 7pm
Explore different worlds of racing through the muddy courses of cyclocross to the dark, empty streets Red Hook, Broolyn. Sprinkled with BMX fun.
PROGRAM 2- BILL CUNNINGHAM NEW YORK 9pm
BILL CUNNINGHAM NEW YORK
USA 2010 | 35 mm 90 min.
Dir. Richard Press
“We all get dressed for Bill,” says Vogue editrix Anna Wintour.
The “Bill” in question is 80+ New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham. For decades, this Schwinn-riding cultural anthropologist has been obsessively and inventively chronicling fashion trends and high society charity soirées for the Times Style section in his columns “On the Street” and “Evening Hours.” Documenting uptown fixtures (Wintour, Tom Wolfe, Brooke Astor, David Rockefeller—who all appear in the film out of their love for Bill), downtown eccentrics and everyone in between, Cunningham’s enormous body of work is more reliable than any catwalk as an expression of time, place and individual flair. In turn, Bill Cunningham New York is a delicate, funny and often poignant portrait of a dedicated artist whose only wealth is his own humanity and unassuming grace.
PROGRAM 3: WITH MY OWN TWO WHEELS 5pm
WITH MY OWN TWO WHEELS
USA 2010 | HD 44 min.
Dir. Jacob & Isaac Seigel-Boettner
A moving and evocative documentary weaving together the experiences of five individuals - a health worker in Zambia, a teenager in India, a disabled Ghanaian woman, a farmer in Guatemala, and a teenager in California - into a single story.
PROGRAM 4- FUN BIKE SHORTS 7pm
PROGRAM 5- URBAN BIKE SHORTS 9pm
One of the most popular programs at the BFF! This screening acknowledges that the urban bike movement is growing all around the world. Movies hailing from Serbia to Mexico, Indonesia to San Francisco. Watch the women from Fast Co. in SF and the Deadly Knightshades in Toronto, perennial BFF filmmaker Casey Neistat and who doesn’t like Spike Jonze?
WOLFPACK MARATHON CRASH RACE 2
USA 2010 | HD 10 min.
Dir. Warren Kommers
Once a year for 6 hours the city of LA closes down 26 miles of city streets for the LA Marathon. Unbeknownst to city officials, at 4am, over 400 of LA’s most dedicated cyclists take to the streets, led by LA’s underground bike crew Wolfpack Hustle, to make an unauthorized entry to the closed course. The race is on!
Trailers and complete program listing can be found @ www.BicycleFilmFestival.com!