The Bicycle Film Festival celebrates its 10th year at the Starz Film Center this weekend. Brendt Barbur, festival founder, transformed the trauma of getting hit by a car while cycling into a celebration of song, music and film in honor of the bicycle.
This weekend's schedule includes:
The Birth of Big Air (September 10 - 7 p.m.)
- 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, Mark Lewman and Johnny Knoxville, the film pays tribute to this BMX legend.
Riding the Long White Cloud (September 10 - 9 p.m.)
- 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.
Bicycle Dreams (September 11 - 3 p.m.)
- They are seekers, madmen, and angels hell-bent on riding across America on a bicycle in less than ten days. Eager to push their bodies to the limit, they set out on a daunting 3000-mile odyssey. By journey's end, some are saved, others are lost, but all learn that the fuel that takes a soul toward its own true destiny is desire.
The Cyclocross Meeting (September 11 - 7 p.m.)
- A film about the currently exploding U.S. cyclocross scene, and the emerging Japanese cyclocross scene. The Cyclocross Meeting follows top U.S. cyclists in New Jersey and Oregon, and then to Japan, where they compete against a seven time Japanese National Champion.
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