May 28-June 1
Bike lovers and cinephiles rejoice- the Bicycle Film Festival begins in NYC tonight! As always the festival features a wide range of international films, shorts, documentaries, music, art, and street parties, and contests. I am super excited that bike advocates and filmmakers Elizabeth Press and Clarence Eckerson Jr. of Street Films are presenting their work and there are films on local activist projects and people such as bike advocate Mary Beth Kelly (wife of Dr. Carl Henry Nacht), ghost bike memorial rides, saving pedicabs, recycle-a-bicycle, and the response to the distasteful DKNY orange bike campaign. Tonight is the event i am most looking forward to- Impossible Hour (1974) by renowned experimental filmmaker Jorgen Leth is screening with a live score by Simone Pace of Blonde Redhead. See you at the movies!