The Bicycle Film Festival is a set of films which tour the US and abroad, all about cycling. In addition to the film screenings there are also several group rides, and other activities which are all centered around our favorite thing to do. Tomorrow night things get kicked-off with a free event at the M.I.A. and will feature four different films of varying length. Be sure to stick around for the second program, cleverly titled “Dudey Free Zone” which will feature a movie about creating safe spaces in cycling, and the role of gender. This film features interviews with members of the Minneapolis Cycling community, including our favorite folks of the Grease Rag.
Here is the list of events for tomorrow. Be sure to check out the BFF website for a full listings of the next three days.
A casual group ride to Bike Night at M.I.A.
Leaving from: GOLD MEDAL PARK – 10th Ave. S & 2nd St. S
FILM PROGRAM 1 // LABOUR OF LOVE – 7:15
LABOUR OF LOVE
Canada 2010 | HD 65 min.
Dir. Virginia Hastings
Follow Canadian ultra-cyclist, Caroline van den Bulk, as she attempts to complete what is known as the hardest endurance race in the world: RAAM (Race Across America). Caroline, an amateur rider and kindergarten teacher follows her dreams, passions, and obsessions in this grueling race which requires cycling with little to no sleep for days at a time. Very few people finish within the allotted time of 12 days to earn the distinction of RAAM Finisher
FILM PROGRAM 2 // DUDEY FREE ZONE – 8:15
USA 2011 | HD 13 min.
Dir. Larin Sullivan
A female bike messenger tries to make it in New York by delivering a “different type of package.” Starring Kym Perfetto.
THE NEW PONY
USA 2010 | HD 5 min.
Dir. Charlotte Buchen
Inspired by her Choctaw-Chickasaw roots as well as memories of childhood bike rides, Terri Saul’s paintings combine classic Tour de France imagery with the regalia of Native American dancers.
DUDEY FREE ZONE
USA 2011 | DV 25 min.
Dir. Laila Davis & Alicia Dvorak
This film has a set of interviews with women and trans people from Minneapolis, Philadelphia, and Austin discussing the importance of safer spaces in bike culture. It examines some of the problems of gender in the bike world.
MPLS BIKE LOVE NIGHT RIDE – 9:00
A night ride leaving from the M.I.A. Bike Night
led by MPLS Bike Love.