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Bicycle Film Festival: Brother and Klunkerz

One showing of a two-film program.

    • BROTHER Canada 2006 | HDV | 13 min. Dir. Syd Woodward A story of two brothers brought together by their love for mountainbiking.
    • KLUNKERZ East Coast Premiere USA 2006 | DV, 8mm, 16mm, DigiBeta | 88 min. Dir. Billy Savage The history of the modern mountain bike. This film documents the rise of a huge cultural movement that was pioneered in Marin County on the trails of Mt. Tamaipais. Mountain Biking was born out of the creative scene surrounding the San Francisco Bay Area hippy and rock world of the sixties and seventies. This film features the characters of this day such as Gary Fisher, Joe Breeze, Charlie Kelly and Alan Bonds. The races began amongst friends getting stoned and partying and flying down the mountain on their pre forties bikes with fat tires: “Klunkerz.” These fun escapades turned into a sport that changed and maybe even saved the bike industry. Now all over the world you see people riding mountain bikes.

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