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Title Description - Credits 2 SECONDS 2 SECONDS 1998, 100 minutes Manon Briand. In French with English subtitles. Charlotte Laurier portrays a professional downhill mountain bike racer who hesitates for two seconds just before starting the biggest race of her life... and loses by those very two seconds. After she moves back to her native Montreal, she discovers a small shop owned by a cranky Italian former professional road bike racer. He helps her to put her life into perspective and discusses his own 'big race' in the course of their poignant, developing friendship. 1937 USA 2002 Video, 20 min. Director: Enrico Falconi Co-written by ten year old Daniel Hyman. Three kids search for a hidden manuscript, in this intriguing odyssey through New York‟s Central Park A FILM ABOUT T.J. LAVIN A FILM ABOUT T.J. LAVIN USA 2003 | 16mm/DV, 27 min. Directors: Steve Olpin, Tim Irwin Award winning filmmaker Steve Olpin and Tim Irwin give us an intimate look T.J. Lavin, one of the most innovative dirt jumpers in BMX history UNA STRADA DIRITTA LUNGA A STRAIGHT LONG ROAD/ Italy 1994 | 35mm, 5 min. Directors: Werther Germindari, Maria Laura Spagnoli Strange things can happen on a solitary bike ride ADVENTURES OF HANS REY ADVENTURES OF HANS REY USA 2002 Video, 15 min. Special appearance by Hans Rey Han‟s can go anywhere on his bike! Where Next? AMSTERDAM AMSTERDAM: The Bicycling Capitol of Europe Holland and USA 2003 | Mini DV, 5 min. Director: Michael Bauch Amsterdam has created a bicycle friendly city, challenging us to rethink our car centered lives in the US. People meet face to face instead of bumper to bumper. ANIMAL BIKES ANIMAL BIKES - CAN I EAT? USA 2003 | Video, 27 min. Director: Bob Scerbo Street riding, street riding and more street riding. BEAUTY & THE BICYCLE USA 1998 BETA 20min. Director: Alan Bernstein A portrayal of the working style, philosophy, and development of America's leading bicycle frame builders, Richard Sachs and Peter Weigle. BICYCLE BICYCLE Israel 2000 | 16mm, 24 min. Director: Ronen Menachem Young Tom wants a new bike like the rest of his friends. His father, however, can't afford one and decides to get a hold of a bicycle by another means. BICYCLE GANGS OF NEW YORK USA 2004 | Director Cheryl Dunn Synopsis: there is a big meeting in union square tonight to take back thestreets. We start in club houses , squats , rehearsal spaces and apartments with a number of nyc bike gangs ,ie.the landloards , black label, denom vemon and Puerto rico schwinn club and chunk 666 to name a few. With an exilerating all - boro travel sequence interlaced with the music of Tussle .we arrive at a nyc critcal mass to experience the philosophies of many of the bike communities most colorful characters . bike gangs of ny blurs the lines between comedic drama and documentary for a glimpse into the energy and exhileration of being a biker in NYC ³ an epically large city² Bike Like You Mean It USA 2002 Video 46 min.. Director: Rusty Martin "Bike Like U Mean It" is a portrait of Austin, Texas's bike activists, those who ride their bikes for transportation, defiantly eschewing cars. Outspoken and iconoclastic, they actively promote not only alternative forms of transportation, but an alternative vision of cities, urban design, lifestyle, and culture. This is also a film about dreamers, those who are working at the fringes, pushing the envelope, and trying to envision a different future where traffic, congestion, pollution and road rage give way to more peaceful ways of moving around on the planet. Featuring bike activist Amy Babich, Austin's Yellow Bike Project, Bikes Not Bombs, the Cyclown Circus, and Austin's Critic "Bike Like U Mean It, a documentary by Susan Kirr and Rusty Martin about Austin's bike community, will screen at SXSW this year . Many of Austin's bike activists are featured in this film, so you will see a lot of familiar faces, and it is our attempt to portray the culture and the issues surrounding Austin's bike scene: Critical Mass, Yellow Bike Project, Spinning Wheel Project, and Amy Babich's letters to the Chronicle are all featured, to name a few." (Description by the producers; contact them at runsarisk@aol. Add the .com yourself, I took it off to avoid spambots.) As of April 2003, this video is not available to the public. Contact the producers for more info, I don't know anything else about availability. More from the producers: The new documentary, "Bike Like U Mean It," by Rusty Martin and Susan Kirr, will have its world premiere at SXSW in March 2002. This film is a portrait of Austin's commuter cyclists, those who ride their bikes as transportation, eschewing cars. Outspoken and iconoclastic, they actively promote not only alternative forms of transportation, but an alternative viewpoint toward cities, urban design, lifestyle, and culture. The film features: *Critical Mass, a monthly "coincidence" of bicyclists riding through downtown rush hour traffic *The Yellow Bike Project, a small collective of utopian idealists who are trying to put public bikes on the streets and also educate disadvantaged children about how to work on bikes *The Spinning Wheel Project, dedicated to biking, peace, and non-violence *Amy Babich and her years-long letter writing campaign to the Austin Chronicle *Experts discussing alternative forms of energy, transportation, and urban design BIKE RIDE USA 2000 16mm, 6 min. Animation Director: Tom Schroeder James rides his bike 50 miles to see his girlfriend, who dumps him. He rides home. BIKE SLAM: Films about people on bikes getting down and up in their own way. Special appearances. BIKE THIEF BIKE THIEF USA 2004 | Video, 4 min. Directors: Neistat Brothers A study of stealing bikes in New York City. BIKES ACROSS BORDERS USA 2002 Video, 9 min.Director: David Tillman, Ryan Williams This short documentary follows Beth Ferguson and Bracken Firecracker, two co-founders of a Texas non-profit organization that fixes up used and donated bikes and brings them to border workers in Mexico so they can have autonomous transportation. BUNNYHOP BUNNYHOP USA 2000 Video, 5 min. Director: Michael Kang Set at the Cycle Messenger World Championship 2000 in Philidelphia, this is Rocky IV on bikes. Washington D.C.‟s Racer X wants to reclaim his title of Bunnyhop Champion, but he‟ll have to out jump Danish Bunnyhop champ Henrik. BUSH BIKES Australia 2002 Video, 6 min. Director: David Vadiveloo Six Aboriginal town camp kids build bicycles from junk parts in order to make it to their dream waterhole. CHAIN REACTION CHAIN REACTION 5 WORLDWIDE USA 2004 | Video, 45 min. Director: Don Hampton From the series that introduced you to the meaning of HARDCORE, this film takes you to four continents, logs thousands of frequent flyer miles and shows what East Coast style is all about. The DH Productions' "Stable of Knuckleheads" has been unchained and they have unleashed their fury on the world. Your tour guides are: Aaron Chase, Jeff Lenosky, Lars Tribus, Eric Porter, Kyle Ebbett and more. Three time Emmy Award winning Producer/Director Don Hampton shot this film in Japan, Russia, Australia, France, Germany, Canada and the USA. CHOPIN'S BICYCLE CHOPIN'S BICYCLE USA 2003 | Video, 5 min. Director: Eric Dyer A bicycle visually captures the music of Chopin. COUNTER CULTURE COUNTER CULTURE: The Jet Fuel Coffeeshop Canada 2003 | Mini DV, 6 min. Director: Lisa Logan The Jet Fuel is Toronto's bike courier hang out and John Englar is its eccentric and energetic owner. CRITICAL MASS Critical Mass (Austin) Critical Mass (2001) We have exclusive video of a Sept. 2001 Critical Mass ride in Austin in which a motorist intentionally ran over a cyclist. Critical Mass (Toronto) a documentary about bike messengers CRITICAL MASS takes us on the road with a group of bike messengers - from the kitchen, into traffic and across the four seasons. Come "free lock" in the towers, avoid the "door prize" and attend a "safety meeting" all while making drops to earn a dollar.Messengers exist in tandem with the corprorate world they serve, linked to the suits only by the packages on their backs. Hear their stories and tragedies as they battle the accumulation of road rage, minimum wage and winter days in metro Toronto. CYCLE CYCLE USA 2002 Video, 7 min. Director: Minh Chieu Nguyentran A beautiful calm day is shattered when a bike messenger has his prized bike stolen from him by a mysterious hoodlum. Order becomes chaos and an adrenaline filled chase rips through the gritty outer boroughs of New York. CYCLOTHERAPY USA, 2002 Video 67 min. Director: George Ferguson Meet some true bike-a-holics in a fascinating documentary about the passion and obsession of collecting “Lemon Peelers”, “Sting Rays”, “Orange Krates”…. These men live for the bicycle! The documentary “Cyclotherapy” explores the subculture of the vintage bicycle collectors. Through over a dozen interviews, the motivations driving those who seek these childhood Icons of Americana are revealed. Vignettes and archival footage create captivating and humorous transitions between interviews. DEXTER USA/BELGIUM 2003Video 20min.Director: Cécile Hambye Dexter is a bike messenger in Manhattan. He is a business owner and he has only one leg. He arrived here to do the New York Marathon on crutches. In the city that never sleeps, the courier business is a constant fight against the clock. Competition is strong, as is the spirit of Dexter. Dig 25 USA 2002 Video, 40 min. Director: Steve Olpin T.J. Lavin, Fuzzy Hall. Ryan Nyquist, Jamie Bestwick ,Robby Morales, and Cory Nastazio Dig 25 is 25 short films about the heroes of BMX. Each short film highlights the riding and personalities of the best and boldest of the BMX world. There is all the action of a BMX "formula" film, big air, sic tricks and the inevitable crashes, along with some more artistic views of the most recognized riders in the world. DIRECT-DIRECT DIRECT-DIRECT Bangladesh 2003 DV, 6 min. Director: Yasmine Kabir Music Video Singer Pothik Nobi (prophet of the road) creates a soundscape about the streets of Dhaka (the capital city). Dir. Yasmine compliments the music with this colorful view of Dhaka street life. DIVERSION DIVERSION USA 2002 Video, 30 min. Director: Bobby Carter This video is a dedicated to representing the global flatland community. Take a trip through Brazil, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and California. Learn about these riders‟ world and their dedication to living life. DIVERSION IN BRAZIL USA/BRAZIL 2002 16mm/DV, 5 min. Director: Bobby Carter Take a journey to the neighborhoods of Sao Paulo and discover Brazil‟s freestyle underground featuring: Balu, Daniel Molina, Leonardo Claro, and Marcos Paulo De Jesus. DRAG RACE NEW YORK CITY DRAG RACE NEW YORK CITY USA 2004 | Video, 5 min. Director: Lucas Brunelle The faster you are, the slower life goes by. EVEN THE GIRLS EVEN THE GIRLS USA 2004 | Video, 7 min. Director: Ashira Siegel A portrait of bike messenger women in New York City FADE TO BLACK FADE TO BLACK USA 2002 Video, 40 min. Director: Freddy Gonzalez A year long journey, worldwide but local in mind…the hardcore underground BMX freestyle scene only grows…see it here! Look inside to the New York BMX underground. FATHER AND DAUGHTER Great Britain and Netherlands 2000 35mm, 8 min. Director: Michael Dudok De Wit A touching portrayal of the bonds between a father and daughter. Academy Award for the Best Animated Short Film, 2001 British Academy Award for the Best Animated Short Film FROG CROSSING FROG CROSSING USA 1997 35 mm, 12 min. Director: Ari Gold, Jamie Babbit Brake for frogs, its mating season! Golden Colorado Circuit Race Golden Colorado Circuit Race How would you like to watch a bicycle race in first person? Meaning, from the perspective of the bike! Thanks to John Bickmore, you can. Bickmore is a professional racer and films the races as he's riding. (What dedication, since the added weight of the camera has to slow him down a bit and hurt his ranking a bit.) Here's his description of the movie of the Golden Colorado Circuit Race: "You race at the front the entire race, up and down the hill on top of Table Top Mountain. You are fighting the wind and the racers and attacking each other! Even Vaughter's attack is sucked up in just 1/2 a lap. The first 800m of the race is the calm before the storm. Then the speed goes up and the attacks try, and try and try the remainder of the race. In-between attacks, a group of 4 get away and near the end a group of 2 hold a gap to the line. You field sprint for 7th place." Order exclusively from BicycleCam.com. HAMMER AND CYCLE HAMMER AND CYCLE USA 2004 | Video, 27 min. Director: James Cocks A group of college students leave New Haven, CT. for a 4,000 mile bike adventure to benefit Habitat for Humanity. They face endless plains and brutal climbs, bitter rain and relentless heat, serious illness and broken bones along the way. They meet each challenge with courage and optimism. HARDIHOOD HARDIHOOD USA 2001 Video, 75 min. Director: Nicole Hahn A documentary film which explores the ethos of women‟s downhill mountain bike racing through the characters who are the sport-Missy Giove, Marla Streb, Jacquie Phelan, Cheri Elliott and more! Heroes/Road Fools Heroes/Road Fools 12 - Day 4/Van Homan Profile/Discovery USA 2003-04 | 16mm 28min. Director: Chris Rye A compilation of work. HISTORY OF BMX HOLLAND TUNNEL USA 2002 DV, 4 min.Directors: Neistat Brothers Bike ride through the Holland Tunnel. HOOD TO COAST USA 2003 | Video, 9 min. Director: revphil Zoobombers harness the power of gravity for good. Keep your feet on the pedals and brace yourself for a non-stop road ride from the top of Oregon's highest mountain. I MY BIKE I MY BIKE USA 2001 16 mm, 5 min. Short Director: Ken Paul Rosenthal In this moving cine-poem, the past and present collide within a round portal containing fleeting images of vintage Market Street, San Francisco over a dense sea of modern day bicyclists. IN THE CYCLING PARK JAPAN 1996 16mm, 18 min. Director: Masaki Hosokawain A quiet film where a flat tire leads to two young strangers on a romantic ride. LOWRIDER BIKES LOWRIDER BIKES USA 2003 DV, 6 min. Director: Roger Johansen A documentation of Puerto Rican lowrider bikers from Hoboken, N.J. Lowrider bikes are a social and cultural phenomenon which transcend age and social status and unite a community. These highly customized vintage bicycles are prized by their owners and favored by spectators, as they groove to their salsa beat. MOUSTACHE/MAN MAN 10LB. MOUSTACHE/MAN MAN USA 2003 | Video, 4 min. Director: Adam Carrigan Music Video featuring Man Man inspired by the French New Wave. It is the story of a man, a bicycle, and the trials and celebrations of life. MY BIKE USA 2003 Computer Animation, 1 min. Director: LeAnn Erickson It is a beautiful day in the city. Jake has his helmet and his bike. Let‟s see where the road takes him…. Nasty's World Filmmaker Steve Olpin does it again. This time he takes us into the world of Nasty (Cory Nastazio). In his world there is no holding back. Everything he does is like a 20-foot jump. Be it hanging with mom, at the doctor's office with some broken bones, or driving on the freeway, we are riding the edge with Nasty. Come jump into the life of BMX's no. 1 Dirt Jumper. NEBRASKA SUPERSONIC 1999, 75 minutes Jeremy Lerman In Omaha, Nebraska, three slackers–all sub-par French majors–start a business that should not succeed on the vast great plains: a bicycle courier service. Through comic adventures, personal challenges, their business becomes a resounding success. Winner Best Screenplay and Golden Orb Awards at the NO DANCE FILM FESTIVAL. NORTH BY NORTH ESZAK,ESZAK Hungary 1999 35mm, 65 min. Hungarian with English subtitles Director: Csaba Bollok When Juli sets out on her bike , she embarks on a strange journey that explores her relationship with the world she lives in. As she travels further north into the hills, the snow gets thicker and thicker and reality seems further and further away. In the meantime, her father sends out Misi, who hunts in vain for Juli, as she tours the icy and desolate landscape. (The film was shot amidst the harsh limestone scenery around Aggletek in the northeast of Hungary.) Between the deserted industrial relics and the wintry hills, a young robber asks if Juli would like to be his hostage and he and his gang carry her off. When she has escaped, she recovers her abandoned bicycle and sets off for the warmth of home. NO WAY The Hans Rey Story NO WAY: The Hans Rey Story USA 2004 | Video, 40 min. Director: Diana Graber A documentary on the life and career of Hans Rey, the Great Ambassador of Biking. Hans is a man who constantly recreates himself as a pioneer in the world of Mountain Biking and Trials OFF DUTY USA 2002 35mm, 15 min. Director: Buboo Kakati In his quest to get closer to his dad, Michael, the teenage son of a NYC Taxi Driver, must first acquire a bicycle, which leads him to a self-discovery and a new beginning. ON TIME USA 1985 16mm, 7 min. Director: Ari Taub This comedy classic short, shown worldwide, marked the debut of Director/ Screenwriter Ari Taub and captured the spirit of low budget filmmaking in New York City. Through the streets and boroughs of New York City, Jimmy, a bicycle messenger from the Albatross Courier Company is out to deliver a package “on time”. Braving the perilous city streets, there‟s nothing Jimmy can‟t handle, or is there? ONE GOT FAT ONE GOT FAT USA 1963 | 16mm, 12 min. Director: Dale Jennings A vintage bicycle safety film where children disappear one by one until there is only one good boy left. This little-known film is unique for its black humor, uncharacteristic for the subject matter. One Less Car One Less Car (1991) A Boston filmmaker profiles people who use their bicycles instead of cars for a variety of transportation uses. (added by Doug Mink) Paperboys PAPERBOYS USA 2001 | 35mm, 41 min. Director: Mike Mills A look at the lives of six boys from the Mid West, contrasting the quaint notions of the neighborhood paperboy with today's hip-hop and video game youth culture. Mike Mills has directed music videos for Air and Moby, and is now completing "Thumbsucker" his first feature film. PEDAL PEDAL USA 2000 Video, 52 min. Director: Peter Sutherland Pedal is an urban documentary about New York City bicycle messengers. The movie explores the members of this often unnoticed subculture as they dodge police and pedestrians and weave through traffic. Pedal views its subjects throughout a cross section of NYC scenes, in-depth interviews and sports footage. Complemented with a pulsating original score, Pedal showcases this energetic part of the cityscape in motion through combined athletic ability and handheld video equipment. Pee Wee's Big Adventure PEE WEE'S BIG ADVENTURE USA 1989 | 16mm, 90 min. Director: Tim Burton There's no doubt that the love of Pee Wee's life is his bicycle. When the beautiful cruiser is stolen, Pee Wee consults a fortune teller who tells him his bike's in the Alamo. He crosses paths with an array of characters during this wild cross- country odyssey. To recover his love, he must overcome many obstacles in all shapes and forms. POLO INVASION USA 2003 | Video, 5 min. Director: revphil The Axles of Evil are in Seattle. Who will stop their onslaught? PORTLAND CHUNKATHALON PORTLAND CHUNKATHALON USA 2003 | Video, 12 min. Directors: D. Frazier, Noah Albert, Brian Yazzie Drum, Bike, Drink, Fire RECYCLE A BICYCLE RECYCLE A BICYCLE USA 2002 Video, 7 min. Directors: Jesse Epstein and Youth of Grand Street Settlement A look into a New York organization that teaches youth to work on bicycles and much more. Red Light Go USA 2002 Mini DV, 52 min. Directors: Manny Kivowitz, Ben Barraud, Toby Barraud WEBSITE While making a living is dangerous enough for most bike messengers, a tight-knit community races for more than their weekly paycheck. These messengers compete in street races called Alleycats. Speeding through busy intersections without rules or sanction from the city, they ride without insurance and sometimes without brakes. These competitors risk their lives for seemingly meager prizes and the respect of their fellow riders. We take a ride alongside a select group of hardcore New York City Bike Messengers. We get to know several of them through intimate portraits, and then follow them and their fellow riders in a series of harrowing races through the streets of New York City. Our story culminates with the annual and much-anticipated Halloween night Alleycat, a long and brutal race through rush-hour traffic. "For most bike messengers making a living is dangerous enough, but there is a tight-knit community that ride for more than their weekly paycheck. These messengers compete in street races called Alleycats. Speeding through busy streets without rules or sanction from the city, they ride without insurance and sometimes without brakes. These competitors risk their lives for seemingly meager prizes and the respect of their fellow riders. "In this documentary we take a wild ride alongside a select group of these hardcore New York City bike messengers. We get to know several of them through intimate portraits, and then follow them and their fellow riders in a series of harrowing races through the streets of New York City. Our story culminates witth the annual and much anticipated Halloween night Alleycat, a long and brutal race through rush-hour traffic. We followed this group for nearly two years, at work, on the streets, at home and even in prison." Return of the Scorcher Return of the Scorcher (1992) This half-hour documentary looks at bike culture and bike lifestyles around the world with beautiful and inspiring scenes of bike use filmed in China, The Netherlands, Denmark, and the U.S. In the 1890's, before automobiles ruled the roads, bicyclists were referred to as "Scorchers" because of their blazing speed. A century later, in a world filled with car-related environmental and social problems, Return of the Scorcher discovers an inspired and evolving bicycling renaissance. This documentary touches on a surprising variety of subjects including romance, rebellion, early feminism, and spirituality -- all viewed within the context of bicycling. Return of the Scorcher questions our obsession with "progress" and status and presents a diverse cross-section of cycling visionaries who see the bicycle as a life-affirming vehicle for change. Return of the Scorcher features a scene which led to the adoption of the name "Critical Mass" for the rides which now occur around the world and also served as inspiration for Ted's other movie We aren't blocking traffic, We Are Traffic! Bicycle designer George Bliss coins the term "Critical Mass" in describing the flow of bicycle traffic with cars in China. Suggested University/Classroom use: Environmental studies, Architectural/Urban Design Political Studies, Sociology, Art (public art, performance art, guerilla art). (visit the producer's website) Rush It Rush It (1977) Bike messengers fall in love. Stars and Watercarriers STARS AND WATERCARRIERS STARS AND WATERCARRIERS DENMARK 1973 35mm, 90 min. Director: Jorgen Leth Live score by Blow Up Hollywood Jorgen Leth director of A SUNDAY IN HELL brings us what is considered to be one of the best films on cycling. This film documents the 1973 Giro d‟Italia featuring the magic of Mercks, Bosso, Gimondi. Leth sets this visually stunning film in a mythological arena. Heroes here overcome obstacles of pain and steep climbs on ancient pathways to victory a Still We Ride Still We Ride (2005) Chronicles the controversial police crackdown on the NYC Critical Mass ride coinciding with the 2004 Republican National Convention. (website) (trailer, 8Mb, requires newer Quicktime) SUBSTITUTE FOR SOMETHING JAPAN/USA 2003 VHS, 1min. Director: Jeremy Fleishman Carbikevroomhonkpedalpedalpedal SWIFT FOLDERS THE ADULTERER THE ADULTERER USA 2002 35mm, 85 min. Director: Douglas Morse Special Performance by OCTOBER PROJECT Playing Song ”Return to Me” Featured in The Adulterer From deep in the east village comes a sensitive portrayal of a marriage in crisis with pitch black comedic overtones. After fumbling an opportunity for adultery, Dave turns to an Iron John style men‟s group lead by a charismatic weirdo to „learn what it means to be a man.‟ Dave isn't sure if that means pursuing the impossibly beautiful Gabriella, hooking up with the free spirited bicycling friend Julie, or finding his way back to his wife. As he struggles, the men‟s group turns on him in dark and disturbing ways. THE BICYCLE THIEF THE LITTLE THIEF (EL LADRON MAS PEQUENO)USA 2002 DV 6min. Director: Jeremy Walker, John Mitchell. Jon Bulette Temptation strikes in a Brooklyn Bodega. THE MIDDLE OF THE WORLD THE MIDDLE OF THE WORLD/O CAMINHO DAS NUVANS Brazil 2003 | Super 16mm, 85 min. Director: Vicente Amorim A "road trip" movie on bicycles. It is freely adapted from the true story of an unemployed truck driver who, with his wife and five children, pedals from the poverty-stricken northeast of Brazil all the way to Rio de Janeiro in search of a decent job. This is a beautifully shot, moving film about people's dreams and their drive to live them. A favorite on the festival circuit, including the Toronto International Film Festival and New York's New Directors/New Films series. THE PARTY IS OVER ISRAEL 1982 Super 8, 7 min. Director: Esther Brigitte Wejnryb-Goren A disappointed young man steals a bicycle after a party and starts his bicycle Tour through Tel-Aviv. His apocalyptic view of reality leads to a suicidal attempt with his bicycle after he encounters his reflection, where a naked lonely man on the beach is running after his last base. The Secret is Out July 25th: The Secret is Out A new video to let the bicycling community know the forces behind the July 25, 1997 crackdown on San Francisco Critical Mass. The crackdown was truly an attack on the entire alternative transportation, livable cities, and environmental movements as it was a manufactured, violent, corrupt, violation of our civil rights which was timed to mask major transportation scandals.Copies are available for $10-$20 sliding scale donation, which includes postage. Write to: Bicycle Civil Liberties Union POB 15071, Berkeley, CA 94701 THIEF Short shadow puppet play Pomegranate Puppet Theater 17 min. Director: Maya Puchkoff Loosely based on the classic film, THE BICYCLE THIEF, Vittorio DeSica. Here, the hero is transformed from a post-war Italian everyman into a New York Bike Messenger. He still has the same concerns: What good is a bike messenger without a bike? THIS IS THE BIKE RIDE TO WORK THIS IS THE BIKE RIDE TO WORK USA 2003 | Super 8, 4 min. Stephanie Gray When was the last time you noticed the 'hood? THREE TRAILS CANADA/USA 2001 Video, 6 min. Director: Liss Platt This film is an abstracted landscape, a painting in motion, created by strapping a camera on my back while I mountain bike. Tour de Legendes The Netherlands 200316mm, 68 min.French, Italian, Dutch,Flemish With English sub-titles Director: Erik van Empel The film begins with an old newspaper article and a black-and-white photograph of sweating, mud-smeared cyclists. Why are these blurred, ghostly images so much more fascinating than today’s television coverage of bicycle races? This question takes film-maker Erik van Empel to the annals of the Tour De France: the yellowed magazines, scratched glass plates and damaged film footage that capture the history of the world’s most beautiful race. Featuring legendary cyclists Gino Bartali, Louison Bobet and Jean Robic- the fate of a whole nation was at stake during their heroic 1948 struggle. The few riders of that era who are still alive today describe the unforgiving circumstances in which the battle was decided. The old archival material, the scraps of newspaper headlines and the fabulous anecdotes lead to a visually spectacular film that expresses the mythic character of bicycle racing. The film ends where it started: with the modern Tour de France. Is there any heroism left in today’s media circus? For a moment the answer seems negative but then, amid all the fleeting frenzy, we suddenly see an image that might even transcend the glory of that old newspaper photograph. VOICE OF THE VILLAGE VOICE OF THE VILLAGE Finland 2002 | Video, 29 min. Director: Erkki Maattanen An inspiring documentary on Otto Rummukainen, a 91 year old bestselling author, who rain or shine jumps on his bicycle and sells his books door to door in northern Finland. Warriors WARRIORS: THE BIKE RACE USA 2004 | Video, 17 min. Directors: Christopher Ryan, Michael Green In August of 2002, over 800 bicycle riders descended upon New York City in the form of 89 gangs. Their goal: to live out the epic gang warfare movie known as THE WARRIORS. During the all night race from the Bronx to Coney Island, riders got lost, blood was shed, police outwitted, and countless brain cells destroyed. Most of what took place that night was thankfully never to be discussed again until… WARRIORS: THE BIKE RACE. We ARE Traffic! We Aren't Blocking Traffic, We ARE Traffic! (1999) We Are Traffic! chronicles the history and development of the "Critical Mass" bicycle movement, one of the most spirited and dynamic social/political movements of the apathetic 90's. In over 100 cities in 14 different countries, Critical Mass has now become a monthly ritual of reclaiming the streets by bicycle activists riding en masse. With traffic congestion, pollution, and road rage on the rise, growing numbers around the world are advocating for transportation alternatives, and Critical Mass is at the cutting edge of this mindset. We Are Traffic! tracks this leaderless, grassroots movement from its beginnings in San Francisco in 1992 to its spread across the globe. With a radical direct-action approach the participants of Critical Mass are celebrating the bicycle and in turn taking on perhaps the century's most sacred cow: the automobile. Presenting both the successes and failures of this unique movement We Are Traffic! shows how Critical Mass has brought together complete strangers in an exuberant, commercial-free public space filled with creativity and unpredictability. In its efforts to raise awareness Critical Mass has both inspired and challenged the public while often confounding public officials and police departments. We Are Traffic! is a fascinating analysis of a modern politicalmovement: Critical Mass--which challenges the very notion of what a political movement should look like and how it should function. We Are Traffic! investigates vibrant examples of transportation-related art created and displayed in public places, focusing on the work of mural artist Rigo, whose bold traffic-sign motifs ask questions instead of give commands. Also highlighted is the work of other Critical Mass-associated artists including Jim Swanson, Beth Verdekal, and the mysterious "San Francisco Department of Public Art". Provocative and entertaining, this documentary presents a side of Critical Mass not seen in mainstream media and illustrates the amazing geographic spread of Critical Mass, providing glimpses of Critical Masses in Austin,TX, Eugene, OR, Chapel Hill, NC, New York, NY, Chicago, IL, Copenhagen, London and Sydney. We Are Traffic! celebrates modern grassroots politics, free expression and the potential for revitalized public spaces. (visit the producer's website) Who Owns The Streets/We Are Traffic WILLY NILLY WILLY NILLY USA 1990 | Pixelvision, 7 min. Director: Leah Singer From the acclaimed visual artist whose work spans from live film performance to print … a bike trip to the other side WOES, FOES, & HEROES WOES, FOES, & HEROES/PESARES, ADVERSARIOS Y HEROES CUBA/USA 2001 Hi 8, 10 min. Spanish w/ English subtitles and English Narration Director: Marilyn Perez A documentary about Poncheros, or flat tire repairmen, who are a part of Cuba‟s first steps into entrepreneurship. We celebrate the heroic struggle of the Cuban people in commonplace settings. WORK BIKES WORK BIKES USA 2002 | Video, 6 min. Director: Michael P. Gaughan Bikes are used as pedicabs, delivery vehicles and in industrial settings. BEIJING BICYCLE 2001, 113 minutes Xiaoshuai Wang In Mandarin with English subtitles. Guei has recently moved from his village to Beijing and eventually finds a job as a delivery boy. Once he saves enough money he will own the mountain bike he uses for deliveries, and will be able to make a decent living. But just when he has almost finished paying for it, the bicycle disappears. Coincidentally, Jian, who would also give anything for a bicycle, eventually buys himself one at the flea market. This bike, however, transforms his life. THE WINTER WAR (Talvisota) Finland, 2000. With shocking realism and epic battle scenes, this film tells the story of tiny Finland's struggle against the invading Soviet juggernaut in the Winter War of 1939-1940.
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