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Oakland bicycle film festival-BIKE TOURNAMENT and Party
Date Sunday July 19
Time 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location Details
Screenings at Michaan's Auctions Movie Theater
2700 Saratoga St. Alameda


BIKE POLO TOURNAMENT
11:00AM - 4:00PM
San Antonio Park
18th Ave. and Foothill BLVD
Event Type Other
Organizer/Author
SUNDAY 19 JULY
Screenings at Michaan's Auctions Movie Theater
2700 Saratoga St. Alameda


BIKE POLO TOURNAMENT
11:00AM - 4:00PM
San Antonio Park
18th Ave. and Foothill BLVD

Group Ride to Movies
4:00PM
Meet at San Antonio Park
18th Ave. and Foothill BLVD

PROGRAM 1
5:00pm Buy Tickets

MADE IN QUEENS
USA 2008 | Video 10min.
Dir. Joe Stevens & Nicolas Randall
Last summer in Queens, NY a group of imaginative tinkerers from Trinidad created something no one had ever seen before: enormous stereo systems jury rigged onto ordinary bmx bikes. Traveling together they treat the neighborhood to an outrageous impromptu music and dance party on wheels.

WHERE ARE YOU GO
Canada 2009 | 60min.
Dir. Benny Zenga & Brian Vernor
Four months on a bicycle between Cairo, Egypt and Cape Town, South Africa en route with the Tour d' Afrique, the world's longest bicycle race and expedition. BFF Alumni the Zenga Bros. and Brian Vernor share a universal love of the bicycle with Africa's roadside mechanics, sporting racers and curious strangers. Traveling more than 70 miles per day, 50 racers and expedition riders experienced the boundless Nubian desert of Sudan, the great majesty of Victoria Falls, and finally the cold rush of the Atlantic Ocean. The 7,000 mile expedition is a constant adventure full of playfulness and mysterious beauty, and is testament to the endurance of human curiosity.
PROGRAM 2
7:00pm Buy Tickets

KIEST PARK
USA 2005 | 16mm 5min.
Dir. John Ayala
A seven year old leaves his parents and his block for the first time to explore, observe and destroy in a vast new world.

BIKE RIDE
USA 2000 | 16mm 6min
Dir. Tom Schroeder
James rides his bike 50 miles to see his girlfriend, who dumps him. He rides home.

GOD'S LESSON
Czech Republic 2004 | 16mm Digital Beta 4min.
Dir. Petr Bednar
Sometimes bike lessons can be divine.

PARASOL
USA 2008 | Digital Still Photos 9min
Dir. Webster Crowell
An animated story of speed, bikes and dancing drawn across the surface of a few thousand paper parasols.

ON TIME
USA 1985 | 16mm 7min.
Dir. 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. Jimmy a bicycle messenger from the Albatross Courier Company, takes us through the streets and boroughs of New York to deliver a package "on time". Braving the perilous city streets, there's nothing Jimmy can't handle, or is there?

ONE LESS HORSE
France 2009 | Video 3min.
Dir. Yorgo Tloupas, Benjamin Seroussi & Patrice Meignan
Three horse polo players go head to head with three bike polo players.

Pixel Gear Bikes!!! Ride Safe, Ride Fast, Ride Free
Spain 2009 | VIDEO 1min.
Dir. Simon Bericua Lopez
Pixel Gear Bikes!!! Is an animation based on Paperboy2 videogame sprites.

THERES A FLOWER IN MY PEDAL
Canada 2004 | DV 16mm Super 8mm 4min.
Dir. Andrea Dorfman
A rhythm of mixed media reminds us to dust off the old bike and go for a ride.

BIKE RIDE
USA 2000 | 16mm 6min
Dir. Tom Schroeder
James rides his bike 50 miles to see his girlfriend, who dumps him. He rides home.

BAREND JAM
UK 2006 | DV 3min.
Dir. Alex Rankin
A fun BMX short from the UK.

A BICYCLE TRIP
Italy 2008 | Betacam 4min.
Dir. Lorenzo Veracini, Nandini Namblar, Marco Avoletta
Basel, 19 April 1943. Dr. Albert Hofmann, a chemist, is cycling home after a days work in the laboratory. This episode has passed into legend, associated with the discovery of the effect on the human psyche of LSD. The film tells the story of this famous "trip", imagining an unconventional psychedelic of the '40s.

POLO MANUAL
UK 2009 | DVCPRO HD 10min.
Dir. Brendan McNamee
Like an instruction manual on bike polo, but with the pages out of order.

SAFARI LONDON
UK 2009 | HD 4min.
Dir. Rick Symonds & Roddy Macintyre
Spend a whole evening with a cyclist in London condensed to a few moments with time-lapse.

KANT
Japan 2009 | DVD 4min.
Dir. Kazuto Nakamura & Ikuma Ootsuba
Yokohama fixed gear riders having fun with friends.

EMPIRE
USA 2009 | 24p HD DVCPRO 5min.
Dir. Luke Stiles & Christian Thormann
No one can dispute that this Track thing started in New York and these are the current writers of history on the streets.

BELLE EPOCH
ITALY/USA 2008 | Video 3min.
Dir. Robert Chynoweth
Italian cyclist Giuliano Calore (aka "Cyclist of the Impossible") rides on Europe's steepest mountain roads playing different musical instruments along the way.

WHAT'S A GIRL TO DO
UK 2007 | Video 3min.
Dir. Dougal Wilson
BAT FOR LASHES Music video

SOME THINGS RIDE A BICYCLE
USA 2006 | Video 1min.
Dir. Chris Jolly
This is a series of chalkboard animations of various funny objects riding bicycles.

SKI BOYS
Canada 2006 | Super8 8min.
Dir. Benny Zenga
The last reels of the Ski Boys, which document their inventive exploits in rural Ontario during the early 70's.

ANIMA D'ACCIAIO (SOUL OF STEEL)
USA/Italy 2009 | HD 11min.
Dir. Daniel Leeb
Short: Very few master frame builders are left. Join us for a portrait of Giovanni Pelizzoli, aka Ciocc.

THE SCRAPER BIKE KING
USA 2009 | 16mm 13min.
Dir. Rafael Flores
The inspirational story of "Bay-be Champ", the original creator of the scraper bike movement in Oakland, CA.
PROGRAM 3
9:00pm Buy Tickets

RAD

The film's story focuses on Cru Jones (Bill Allen), a young BMX racer who lives in a small town with his mother (Talia Shire) and sister. Cru is faced with a tough decision: the qualifying races for Helltrack are the same day as his SAT's, which he must take in order to attend college. However, winning Helltrack means a lucrative sponsorship deal and fame. Cru chooses the latter option, ignoring his mother's wishes. The Helltrack race is endorsed by the city and a duplicitous Duke Best (Jack Weston), president of Mongoose bicycles. Best keeps adjusting the rules in order to keep Cru out of the race and to ensure BMX star Bart Taylor (1984 Olympic gymnastics champion Bart Conner) has an easy road to victory, thus providing a financial windfall for Mongoose Racing, Bart's sponsor. Racers from all around come to this small town for the Helltrack and Cru meets Christian Hollings (Lori Loughlin), who becomes Cru's romantic interest. Christian and Cru have an interesting scene at the local high school dance where, instead of dancing like the other couples, they perform freestyle bike stunts on the dance floor, to the awe of many. Duke Best and his flunkie step over to the punchbowl, and "wake up those drinks" to which the mayor/restaurant manager says "don't mind if I do." After being blocked from the race due to a last minute rule change on participant sponsorship, Cru is ready to give up his dreams of winning Helltrack. Christian provides Cru with an idea for how he can still enter the race. With the help of one of the townsfolk, Mr. Timmer (Ray Walston) and the founding of "Rad Racing," a small t-shirt business started by Cru's classmate Matt Weston., Cru is finally able to enter Helltrack. Sgt. Smith tells Cru to "pretend he's in the lumberyard....Go balls out."
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Jul 14th, 2009 3:23 PM
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