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Bicycle Film Festival: 18 Messenger Shorts

10:46 PM EDT on May 15, 2007

Three showings of a 18-film program.

    • DAO & THE ART OF BICYCLE INVENTION UK 2006 | Various Mediums | 3 min. Dir. Danny Beck BRIT DOCS Selection
    • MY BIKE, MY BAG and I USA | 1 min. Dir. RED LIGHT GO courtesy of KSK Studios Bronx Jon
    • 95th BERLIN SIX DAYS GERMANY 2006 | DV | 7min. Dir. Motimer Slomo Berlin Six Days is the oldest sporting event in Berlin, packed everyday with approximately 12,500 spectators. The events include bad music, good beer, and parties till 3 AM for 6 days in a row.
    • KO MASUDA: LIFE AND PROCESS Japan 2006 | DV | 3 min. Dir. Marc Blake A short video capturing the unique life and process of Ko Masuda - artist, designer, and Buddhist monk.
    • WOLFPACK. THE HUSTLE RIDE USA 2007 | DV | 3 min.Dir. Donny Digital A bicycle crew running a weekly 30-45 mile fast paced ride known as "The Hustle Ride" across the streets of Los Angeles.
    • SIX PACK ATTACK USA 2007 | DV | 1 min. Dir. Luke Stiles Track, Beer, Games
    • BICYCLE FOR SLEEPING OR MAYBE DRUNK OK USA 2007 | DV | 4 min. Dir. Ross Harris Guatemalan artist Edy Arturo Lopez Peralta shows off his one of a kind bicycle. Awesomeness ensues.
    • NIGHT OF THE LIVING BICYCLES CYKLERNES NAT Denmark 2006 | Animation | 7 min. Dir. Louise Falck Bruun Markus is hanging out with his friends one night when strange things begin to happen, not only just in Copenhagen but all over the world.
    • THE NEW HAPPY HOUR USA 2007 | Super-8 | 2 min. Dir. Brian Vernor Racing checkpoint with guns in Californian Mountains.
    • ON THE BOARD: FREECALL MESSENGERS IN SAN FRANCISCO USA 2007 | DV | 9 min. Dir. Dan Gingold This short documentary examines the advantages and challenges of "Freecall" dispatch by following one SF messenger company.
    • AFTER THE FALL USA 2006 | DV | 8 min. Dir. Marshall Pierce A juxtaposition of Milwaukee, a glowing industrial city, and the people who choose to live there by bike.
    • MESSENGER USA 2006 | DV | 7 min. Dir. Gary Beeber Follow Kamikaze, the legendary bicycle messenger, for one year as he works the gritty streets of NYC. Kamikaze, who recently turned 50, has been employed as a bicycle messenger for over 25 years.
    • RIDING BIKES & ROBBING TRAINS UK 2006 | Various Mediums | 3 min Dir. Philip Parkin BRIT DOCS Selection
    • ANOTHER BIKE MOVIE USA 2007 | 3 min. Dir. Neistat Brothers It’s about a bike.
    • DOUBLE RUSH USA/France 1986 | 7 min. Dir. Aziz Rahman, Jessica Agullo Before email and before the fax there was just one way to get a package across town. This documentary shows some of the best bike messengers of the eighties jamming in traffic and telling their story.
    • FAST FRIDAY USA 2007 | DV | 8 min. Dir. David Rowe A local track bike event held at Cadence Clothing in Seattle, WA which aims to support the scene by gathering riders together on Fast Friday.
    • TRACK KAIJU USA 2007 | DV | 10min. Dir. Michael Green World Champion Fixie King Shino and his travel companion journey from Tokyo to do battle in NYC’s most legendary intense alleycat: Monster Track.
    • LUCAS BRUNELLE VIDEO #2 USA 2007 | DV | 14min. 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.

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