Time: January 3, 2010 from 2pm to 8pm
Location: Facets Multimedia
Street: 1517 W. Fullerton
City/Town: Chicago, IL
Website or Map: http://www.bikewinter.org
Event Type: film, festival, bikewinter, film festival
Organized By: Chicago Bike Winter
Latest Activity: Dec 20, 2010
This is the 2010 listing--
go to the 2011 listing h e r e.
Come nurse your new-year's hangover with your bike-brethren and sistren at the Bikewinter Film Fest!
We've scored the small theater at Facets, and will be offering up a pallette of interesting and entertaining 2-wheeled cinema fare, a mix of acclaimed feature films and locally produced shorts.
Admission will be free, donations will benefit the bikewinter.org effort after venue costs. Come hang out for an hour or all day, leave and come back, bring friends . . . the perfect happening for a lazy winter Sunday.
Thanks to Greg B, George C, Kathy S and Andrew B for organizing help!
Schedule (subject to change-- watch this space!):
2:00 PM Indecent Exposure to Cars (2007)
A movie about people, suspense, intrigue, love and potential environmental catastrophic collapse. A group of highly entertaining movie makers has set upon a world wide mission to interview as many of the World Naked Bike Ride organizers as possible and uncover their personal motives and ambitions for world domination.
Short films by local cyclists including Steven Lane, Aaron Bussey, Ishnock Baptiste.
3:35 Six Day Bike Rider (1934)
A film about another American fad of the 30s. Small-town bumpkin Winfred Simpson is annoyed by the attention paid to his girl, Phyllis Jenkins, by a hotshot trick cyclist, Harry St. Clair, breezing through and impressing the locals on a personal appearance tour at the town theatre. When Phyliss turns Winfred down, he hits the road to become a success at the big 6-Day bike race.
4:50 The Bicycle Corps (2000)
The Bicycle Corps tells the story of the 25th Infantry's bicycle trip from Missoula, Montana, to St. Louis, Missouri in 1897. The African American infantry took the trip to test a theory that the bicycle would replace the horse in transporting men for the army. With archival film, photographs and interviews with historians, this program also examines the life of the African American soldier at the turn of the century, in particular First Sergeant Mingo Sanders, the main motivator of the enlisted men.
6:00 Bicycle Dreams (2009)
True story following a team through the Race Across America.
Winner of 9 film festivals. USA Today:
"A spectacular and heartfelt film that offers a riveting portrait of extreme courage in the face of inhuman obstacles. Bicycle Dreams is an artistic triumph that renewed my belief in the power of desire and the strength of the human will."
Short films by local cyclists including Brian Kennedy, Lucas Seibel, Dubi Kaufman
8:10 Medicine for Melancholy (2008)
A love story of bikes and one-night stands told through two African-American twenty-somethings dealing with the conundrum of being a minority in a rapidly gentrifying San Francisco. Included on multiple film critics' top ten lists for 2009, including Village Voice and New York Times.