The Bicycle Film Festival is coming to Chicago February 25-26, and is proud to announce its Tenth Annual celebration! The BFF was started by Brendt Barbur after his infamous bicycle accident with a bus in New York over 10 years ago. The BFF has expanded from its beginnings in New York to include 40 stops from Tokyo to Sydney to London worldwide. In these last ten years the BFF has given the bicycle movement a
venue to make, show and celebrate their movies and art. The Bicycle Film Festival has been a major catalyst for the rise of cycling in communities and city centers around the world.
The 10th Anniversary Edition features the following film highlights(links to trailers underneath synopsis):
BIRTH OF BIG AIR (Dir by Jeff Tremaine, produced by Spike Jonze, Johnny Knoxville and Mark Lewman) A documentary about BMX legend Mat Hoffman.
LINE OF SIGHT: LUCAS BRUNELLE (Dir. Benny Zenga) His helmet-cam footage of unsanctioned street races around the globe gives us a unique perspective on the best urban riders in the world.
RIDING THE LONG WHITE CLOUD(Dir. Alex Craig) Seven professional skateboarders 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.
CYCLOCROSS MEETING(Dir. Brian Vernor) This film showcases the currently exploding US cyclocross scene, and the emerging Japanese cyclocross scene. Following Barry Wicks & Adam McGrath to the top races in the US & Japan, where they compete against seven time Japanese National Champion Keiichi Tsujiura, and the up and coming talent Yu Takenouchi.
The first two LUC students at each screening get in free.