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Bicycle Film Festival San Francisco

Bicycle Film Festival

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at 8:00 PM - Sunday, November 14, 2010 at 11:00 PM (PST)

San Francisco, CA

Bicycle Film Festival San Francisco

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
BFF10 SF FESTIVAL PASS
Festival Pass valid for one admission to each of the 8 BFF SF programs.
Ended $40.00 $3.19
BFF10 SF Program 1: EMPIRE
Friday | November 12 | 8:00pm at Mission Workshop | 40 Rondel St.
Ended $7.00 $1.38
BFF10 SF Program 2: Bike Shorts
Saturday | November 13 | 3:00pm BIKE SHORTS
Ended $10.00 $1.54
BFF10 SF Program 3: BFF GREATEST HITS
Saturday | November 13 | 5:00 pm BFF GREATEST HITS
Ended $10.00 $1.54
BFF10 SF Program 4: THE BIRTH OF BIG AIR
Saturday | November 13 | 7:00pm
Ended $10.00 $1.54
BFF10 SF Program 5: URBAN BIKE SHORTS
Saturday | November 13 | 9:00pm
Ended $10.00 $1.54
BFF10 SF Program 6: WHERE ARE YOU GO
Sunday | November 14 | 3:00pm
Ended $10.00 $1.54
BFF10 SF Program 7: RIDING THE LONG WHITE CLOUD
Sunday | November 14 | 5:00pm
Ended $10.00 $1.54
BFF10 SF Program 8: THE CYCLOCROSS MEETING (Special Event screening) with musical performance by ROOTS OF ORCHIS
Sunday | November 14 | 7:00pm
Ended $10.00 $1.54

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Event Details

PROGRAM 1  |  PROGRAM 2  |  PROGRAM 3  |  PROGRAM 4   PROGRAM 5  |  PROGRAM 6  |  PROGRAM 7  |  PROGRAM 8

EMPIRE 

 
Friday | November 12
Program 1: Empire 
at Mission Workshop | 40 Rondel St. 

8:00 PM

ON TIME
USA 1985 | 16mm 7 min.
Dir. Ari Taub
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?

BELLE EPOCH
ITALY, USA 2008 | Video 3 min.
Dir. Robert Chynoweth
Italian cyclist Giuliano Calore rides on Europe’s steepest mountain roads playing different musical instruments along the way.

AN APOLOGY
USA 2007 | DV 3 min.
Dir. Neistat Brothers
The Neistat Brothers make a movie for the BFF every year. Here is an apology. 

 

EMPIRE
USA 2010 | HD 46 min.
Dir. Christian Thormann & Luke Stiles
The long-awaited urban cycling feature following the city’s best riders as they take to the streets of New York City. Riders profiled include Tom Lamarche, WONKA, Dwaine, Yatika Starr Fields, Dagga, John Prolly, Kai Perez and surprise guests.

BIKE SHORTS

Saturday | November 13
Program 2: Bike Shorts
3:00pm

Victoria Theatre

LALO
USA 2009 | HD 12 min.
Dir. Daniel Maldonado
The story of a NYC Mexican delivery worker who has been given one last opportunity to salvage his job. When his bike is stolen what ensues is a hilarious “race to the death” with characters and fellow cyclists on the street.

TWELVE MILES OF STYLE (TWEED RUN)
UK 2010 | DVCPRO HD 15 min.
Dir. Brendan McNamee

Ladies and Gentlemen ride through the streets of London in the most dashing of fashion.

MINI BIKE WINTER
USA 2010 | HD 10 min.
Dir. Richie Thomassen
Fun with mini bikes in the cold Portland Winter.

BICYCLE PARTS BUTTERFLY
Japan 2009 | RED CAM 9 min.
Dir. Daisuke Toh
Follow this 25 meter long chain reaction made only out of bike parts!

LE CYCLISTE (THE CYCLIST)
France 2009 | HD 5 min.
Dir. Armin Mobasseri

Playing with her toy cyclist, a little girl makes her mother arrive late. Angrily, she takes it away from her. But the little girl can barely believe her eyes when she wakes up.

THE BRISTOL BIKE PROJECT
UK 2009 | HD 19 min.
Dir. Alistair Oldham
Old and unwanted bicycles are given new life in this volunteer-run workshop. These bikes give local refugees and asylum seekers a piece of freedom in their disadvantaged and restricted lives. Free transportation.

JITENSHA (BiCYCLE)

Japan 2009 | Digital 21 min.
Dir. Dean Yamada
A bicycle dismantled. A life retrieved.

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BFF GREATEST HITS


Saturday | November 13

Program 3: BFF GREATEST HITS 
5:00 pm

View Trailer: Anima D'Acciaio


ON TIME
USA 1985 | 16mm 7 min.
Dir. Ari Taub
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?

MADE IN QUEENS
USA 2008 | Video 10 min.
Dir. Joe Stevens & Nicolas Randall

In the summer of 2008 in Queens, NY a group of imaginative tinkerers from Trinidad created something no one had ever seen before: enormous stereo systems jury rigged onto ordinary bmx bikes. Traveling together they treat the neighborhood to an outrageous impromptu music and dance party on wheels.

BIKE KILL
USA 2005 | DV 5 min.
Dir. Rachel Meyrick
 

The Black Label Bicycle Club puts on the most amazing events - that is, if you live to tell.

BIKE RIDE 
USA 2000 | 16mm 6 min.
Dir. Tom Schroeder

James rides his bike 50 miles to see his girlfriend, who dumps him. He rides home.

SOME THINGS RIDE A BICYCLE
USA 2006 | Video 1 min.
Dir. Chris Jolly
 

This is a series of chalkboard animations of various funny objects riding bicycles.

WAFFLE BIKE
USA 2008 | DV 7 min.
Dir. Neistat Brothers and Tom Sachs

Tom Sachs rides his waffle bike to Brooklyn.

KEIRIN 
Japan/Italy 2008 | HD 5 min.
Dir. Giovanni Giommi
 

A beautifully shot portrait of Japanese Professional Track Racers.

BELLE EPOCH
ITALY, USA 2008 | Video 3 min.
Dir. Robert Chynoweth
Italian cyclist Giuliano Calore rides on Europe’s steepest mountain roads playing different musical instruments along the way.

SKI BOYS
Canada 2006 | Super 8 8 min.
Dir. Benny Zenga

The lost reels of the Ski Boys, which  document their inventive exploits in rural Ontario during the early 70’s.

LE DERNIER VOYAGE DE MARYSE LUCAS
France 2008 | HD 22 min.
Dir. 
Artus De Lavilleon and David Ledoux 
Two Parisian guys ride to the countryside from Paris (with a vélib and a fixed gear) to drop the ashes of the mother of one of them in the village where she was born. On the road they discover what the life of the mother Artus, Maryse Lucas, was made of. 

ANIMA D’ACCIAIO (SOUL OF STEEL)
USA/Italy 2009 | HD 11 min.
Dir. Daniel Leeb

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 building’s 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’s Amedeo Pace and Simone Pace.

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 THE BIRTH OF BIG AIR


Saturday | November 13
Program 4: THE BIRTH OF BIG AIR 
7:00pm

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LUCAS BRUNELLE
LINE OF SIGHT

USA 2010 | HD/16MM 7 min.
Dir. Benny Zenga & Lucas Brunelle
Lucas Brunelle travels the globe documenting alleycat races and every year he presents a new film at the BFF. This year for our tenth anniversary Lucas teams up with Benny Zenga to produce a film that takes it to another level. Lucas is the undisputed master of documenting alleycats. From the vantage point of his custom helmet-cam his footage serves as insight into the best urban riders in the world in their natural element. Now Benny Zenga turns the camera back on Lucas Brunelle to bring a new dimension to this rare talent and‘international man of mystery’.

TRAVIS COLLIER "NIGHT RIDING"
Canada 2010 | HD 4 min.
Dir. Mike McKinlay
A Short vignette about Travis Collier riding in Vancouver at night.

LUMINOUS FLOW
USA 2010 | 16mm 5 min.
Dir. Craig Samuels & Tyler Johnson-Williams

Flatland BMX short featuring Pete Brandt with a focus on color and motion.

A NEW CHALLENGE
USA 2010 | Video 2 min.
Dir. Neistat Brothers

A short by perennial BFF contributors and friends, the Neistat Brothers. Van challenges his studio manager Oscar Boyson to a bi-unicycle challenge.

YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE
USA 2010 | HD 3 min.
Dir. Ryan Dickie

A fun BMX music video for the Brooklyn pop band Unsolved Mysteries. 
ERIK ELSTRAN’S DRAGON SHREDIT
USA 2010 | HD 4 min.
Dir. Erik Elstran

This dragon rides a bike!

THE BIRTH OF BIG AIR
USA 2010 | HD 51 min.
Dir. Jeff Tremaine

It’s about time Mat Hoffman’s story was told and now it has been done by just the right people. Directed by longtime friend Jeff Tremaine and produced by Priya Swaminathan, Spike Jonze and Mark Lewman, the film pays tribute to this BMX legend. It includes interviews with supporters and fans, like Evel Knievel. This film shows us the sacrifice it takes to be one of the greatest athletes in the world.

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URBAN BIKE SHORTS

Saturday | November 13
Program 5: URBAN BIKE SHORTS
9:00 pm

WE'VE GOT IT ON TAPE
UK 2010 | DVCPRO HD 5 min.
Dir. Brendan McNamee

Brendan is recorded playing "solo polo" with microphones all over his body, bike and mallet. A soundscape of bike polo in action.

ERIK ELSTRAN’S DRAGON SHREDIT
USA 2010 | HD 4 min,
Dir. Erik Elstran

This dragon rides a bike!

COURIER EFFECT
Germany, France, Spain 2009 | MINI DV 10 min.
Dir. Andrew Crighton

Portraits of bicycle messenger family members from Barcelona to Paris to Berlin.

TOKYO JITENSHA
USA, Japan 2009 | DIGITAL SLR 1 min.
Dir. Steven Day

Bicycling through the city at the speed of light.

RIH
The Netherlands 2010 | DVCAM 10 min.
Dir. Meik de Swaan & David Dijkhoff

Founded by the brothers Bustraan in 1921, legendary bicycle manufacturer RIH has sponsored and supplied the Dutch National team for many years. Since 1973 RIH has been run by Wim van der Kaaij, who still hand builds track and race bikes in Amsterdam at over 70 years old.

BUILT
USA 2010 | HD 4 min.
Dir. Sara Kinney

A conversation with the frame builder Lance Mercado of Squarebuilt.

GRIME PRESENTS
USA 2010 | HD 7 min.
Dir. Mike Schmitt & Ed Laforte

Two of the most talented street riders today, Mike Schmitt and WONKA kill it like no others in the world.

DAY LABOR
USA 2010 | HD 10 min.
Dir. Brendan O’Neill Kohl & Minka Farthing-Kohl

A short fi lm about bike messengers, day laborers and outsourcing gone wild.

TOKYO TO OSAKA
USA, JAPAN 2010 | HD 13 min.
Dir. Nic Hill

Twelve amateur American fixed gear cyclists and their 400-mile journey through the Japanese countryside.

MACRAMENTO
USA 2010 | HD 5 min.
Dir. Colby Elrick
Macaframa co-director and rider Colby Elrick presents a look at Sacramento riding. Macramento features Sacramento and other Northern California notables, including John Cardiel, Squirrel, and Ted Shred.

LUCAS BRUNELLE LINE OF SIGHT
USA 2010 | HD/16mm 33 min.
Dir. Benny Zenga & Lucas Brunelle

Lucas Brunelle travels the globe documenting alleycat races and every year he presents a new film at the BFF. This year for our tenth anniversary Lucas teams up with Benny Zenga to produce a film that takes it to another level. Lucas is the undisputed master of documenting alleycats. From the vantage point of his custom helmet-cam his footage serves as insight into the best urban riders in the world in their natural element. Now Benny Zenga turns the camera back on Lucas Brunelle to bring a new dimension to this rare talent and ‘international man of mystery.’

View Trailer
  

 


RIDING THE LONG WHITE CLOUD

Sunday | November 14
Program 7: RIDING THE LONG WHITE CLOUD
5:00pm

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GOD'S LESSON 
Czech Republic 2004 | 16mm/DigiBeta 4 min.
Dir. Petr Bednar

Some times bike lessons can be divine.

CONSTANT MOVEMENT
Cuba 2008 | Mini DV 12 min.
Dir. Milagro Farfan

With nothing but rusty scraps and human willpower, tasi-bike drivers make a way to live and work in Cuba, despite the labor conditions that oppress them every day. They have created "the peoples' relief."

JIM'S LINES
USA 2008 | HD 5 min.
Dir. Patrick Trefz

Santa Cruz artist, surf legend and chef, Jim Denevan, creates land art by bicycle.

"33" 
USA 2010 | HD 10 min.
Dir. Xavier Gomez and Matthew Davis
Two urbanites in their early 30’s discuss and express anxiety over the prospect of having a child and “growing up”. They also love to ride bikes. 

HEELS ON WHEELS
Denmark 2010 | Mini DV 5 min.
Dir. Anna Bisgaard-Nohr, Naja Nielsen,Nanna Nike Kindtler, Line Roijen 
Dresses, high heels and freezing weather is no barrier to arriving at the party on a bicycle.

INSIDE KENK
Canada 2010 | HD 8 min.
Dir. Jason Gilmore

An inside look at Igor Kenk, “the world’s most prolific bicycle thief”, according to The New York Times. In summer 2008, Kenk was arrested and nearly 3,000 bicycles were seized in one of the biggest news stories of the year. Built from more than 30 hours of never-before-seen intimate footage taken over the year leading right up to his arrest.

MACRAMENTO
USA 2010 | HD 5 min.
Dir. Colby Elrick
Macaframa co-director and rider Colby Elrick presents a look at Sacramento riding. Macramento features Sacramento and other Northern California notables, including John Cardiel, Squirrel, and Ted Shred.

 

RIDING THE LONG WHITE CLOUD
New Zealand, Canada 2009 | HD/DV/SUPER 8 44 min.
Dir. Alex Craig
 

Seven professional skateboarders, Rick McCrank, Silas Baxter Neal, Cairo Foster, John Rattray, Keegan Sauder, Chris Haslam and Kenny Anderson attempt to cycle New Zealand's North Island in this beautiful documentary. They experience the Heaven and Hell of cycling New Zealand while traversing the island in search of skate spots.

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THE CYCLOCROSS MEETING

Sunday | November 14
Program 8: The Cyclocross Meeting
SPECIAL EVENT SCREENING
with LIVE PERFORMANCE by ROOTS OF ORCHIS
7:00pm
 
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THE CYCLOCROSS MEETING
USA, Japan 2010 | HD 49 min.
Dir. Brian Vernor

A film about the currently exploding US cyclocross scene, and the emerging Japanese cyclocross scene. The Cyclocross Meeting follows Barry Wicks and Adam Mcgrath to top US races in New Jersey and Oregon, and then to Japan, where they compete with seven time Japanese National Champion Keiichi Tsujiura, and the up and coming talent Yu Takenouchi. Also featuring 35 year veteran bicycle framebuilder Nakagawa.

 

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When & Where



Victoria Theatre
2961 16th St.
San Francisco, CA CA

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at 8:00 PM - Sunday, November 14, 2010 at 11:00 PM (PST)


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