Bike Film Fest in Harvard Square
The fifth annual Boston Bike Film Festival kicks off Friday night, October 23, 2009 and continues through Saturday night! The festival will feature work from filmmakers nationwide including short films, feature length and animated films. The venue for both nights of the 2009 Boston Bike Film Festival will be the Brattle Theater in Harvard Square. Festival hours are from 7-11 p.m.
Friday Night: We have a short film about a local icon on a trike called, "Louie, by Brian Moore; a film by Bob Nesson about a local artisan who builds bike trailers (and will be auctioning off one of his creations!); a rap video by Robin Moore; a ride through Manhattan by John Allen; a grassroots cycling story in upstate NY by Kevin Ankeny called "Farm Raised"; a film by Sheryl Lanzel about Bikes Not Bombs; and finally, a group of intrepid cyclists in Alaska called "Fat Tire", by Carl Battreall. This schedule is subject to change, so check back!
Saturday Night: Since our rap video from Robin Moore is so popular (and short), we're showing it again Saturday night, along with "Lanes", by Matthew Hashiguchi; "Inside Ragbrai" a unique filmmaking experience by Barney Leonard; a film about cycling culture in Boston called "Between the Lanes" by Seamus Donahoe, and "B.I.K.E.", an intense film by Jacob Septimus. This schedule is also subject to change!
We're still finalizing the roster so check back for additional film listings, but we have thus far a couple of racing films, some dramatic shorts and a lot of comedies! Both nights of the festival, there will be a Q&A with some of the filmmakers, food will be provided by Redbones prior to screenings, and there will be ample time before and afterward to see and bid on silent auction items. Silent auction items will include bike shop and restaurant gift certificates and a Burley trailer full of door prizes. There will also be a cash bar (beer and wine).
If you would like to volunteer for this event, contact the Boston Bike Film Festival at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A list of Silent Auction items coming soon!
Buy your tickets for the Fifth Annual Boston Bike Film Festival online at http://www.bostonbikefilmfest.org/tickets.htmland save! Save even more as a Mass Bike member and receive a 10% rebate! E-mail email@example.com for more details. Once your membership is confirmed, you'll receive a 10% rebate back on each ticket! This offer is only good on online purchases - so join MassBike today!
In response to the recession and audience polls, we've kept our prices low - tickets for one night will be $15 (online only); both nights $25 (online only). Tickets at the door will be $18/night. All proceeds benefit Mass Bike and other cycling advocacy groups. Doors open at 7 p.m. with a buffet from Redbones and a cash bar. Films start at approx 8 p.m.