Thursday, June 23, 2016

Take a spin through the 16th annual Bicycle Film Festival at the Anthology Film Archives

[A still from An African Race]

Via the EVG inbox...

The Bicycle Film Festival is a celebration of bicycles through film, art and music. Fri. - Sun., attendees can enjoy both short and feature films about biking from a variety of artists and directors at the Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Ave. at Second Street.

• Friday (June 24 6 pm-11 pm) — Personal Gold will be making its New York premiere at 7 pm and encore at 9 pm. This feature film tells the behind-the-scenes story of four women on their journey to the 2012 Olympics. With the U.S. Men's Cycling Team banned from participating after the Lance Armstrong drug scandal, it was up to the Women's team to bring home the medal. These screenings will be followed by a Q&A panel including filmmaker/Olympic athlete Sky Christopherson.

• Saturday (June 25 1 pm-11 pm) – Several programs will be held throughout the day, Bicycle Stories (1 pm), Fun Bike Shorts (3 pm), Sven The Final Year (5 pm) and Urban Bike Shorts (7 pm & 9pm). These programs host a variety of short films covering topics like the history of bikes and personal bike experiences.

• Sunday (June 26 1 pm-11 pm) – This day of the festival will have programs including Greatest Hits (1 pm), Pauline And Molia – A Mythic Duel (3 pm), Adventure Cycling (5 pm), the BMX Program at 7 pm, which is considered one of the most fun and popular programs at the Bicycle Film Festival, and Ovarian Psycos (9 pm).

Find the full program here.

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