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Bicycle, Events, Film/video

Kid with a Bike

Screening March 30 – April 20, 2012

SIFF Cinema Uptown

511 Queen Anne Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, this deeply moving new film by the Dardenne brothers (L’enfant, Rosetta) delves into the emotional life of troubled 11-year-old Cyril (newcomer Thomas Doret), who, abandoned by his father, obsessively tries to find his bicycle- after all, his father must have cared about him enough not to sell that off, he reasons.

Special Discount for Cyclists! Ride your bike to SIFF Cinema Uptown and receive $2 off admission for The Kid with a Bike.

* For in person ticket sales only, just tell the box office you rode your bike to SIFF. Valid for Regular Full Priced Admission and Matinees.

Read the New York Times review of the film here: http://movies.nytimes.com/2012/03/16/movies/the-kid-with-a-bike-from-jean-pierre-and-luc-dardenne.html

Bicycle, BMX, Film/video

Simple Dream

A short documentary film by Roman Neimann and Andzei Matsukevits.
Produced by Risto and Mario Kalmre.

Following the dream-come-true story of an aspiring local BMX-rider Kristjan Aasmäe, the short film brings out the contrasts between the world famous wintertime BMX- and skateboarding event Simple Session in Estonia and the country’s own BMX-scene.

SIMPLE DREAM (a short documentary) – online premiere! from Simple Session on Vimeo.

The film was selected for the program of 2011 Bicycle Film Festival in 26 cities worldwide. The BFF 2011 events were attended by 225,000 bike lovers.

Simple Dream premiered at the Bicycle Film Festival in Tallinn on the 2nd of June and in New York on the 25th of June 2011.

Bicycle, Events, Film/video

Bicycle Film Festival NYC June 22-26

It’s that time again.  The Bicycle Film Festival is making it’s rounds and you should be sure to catch it when and where you can.  I had the opportunity to attend BFF-NYC last year (some of it at least) and this year I’m shooting to be in San Francisco as it passes through (on my birthday no less)  Here is the skinny for The Bicycle Film Festival in New York City which will take place June 22nd-26th.

More info at BicycleFilmFestival.com

 

 

Racing Towards Red Hook – Trailer for Bicycle Film Festival from Jessica Scott on Vimeo.

Film/video

A day at the library.

I love the public library.  A resource paid for by our tax dollars, where anyone can get a library card and check out media for free that can lighten your mood, expand your mind, or teach you skills.

I generally check things out that have to do with- you’ll never guess… bicycles.

I watched Vive Le Tour– a 19 minute film by Louis Malle.  A high energy look at Le Tour filmed in 1962.  You can see the pain, struggle, strain and celebration that the Tour is filled with each year.  Super fun to watch and worth checking out for sure.

Next up was Police Beat.  A film by Robinson Devor, the director of the controversial film Zoo.  Based in Seattle, it follows the life of “Z” a bike cop in Seattle.  Not so much about bikes as it is about life, the bike is the main source of transport throughout the film as Z goes through his routine as a new West African immigrant.  A little bit of a downer and very emotional, but good nonetheless.  It is shot in Seattle, and many of the spots are easily recognized.

The Yodeling Lesson by Vanessa Renwick in the shorts collection of Nomads and No-Zones

Artsy.  Odd.  It felt very Portland…. whatever that means.  Maybe the fact that it had a naked lady riding a bike?  The other shorts on the dvd are interesting.  Watching this one is a good example of how I can watch just about anything that has a bicycle in it.